AGFORWARD (AGroFORestry that Will Advance Rural Development) is a large four-year project funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). Twenty-six partners work under the coordination of Cranfield University. It started in January 2014 and will continue until December 2017. The objectives of the project are:
- To understand the context and extent of agroforestry systems in Europe;
- To identify, develop and field-test innovations to improve the benefits and viability of agroforestry systems in Europe;
- To evaluate innovative agroforestry designs and practices for locations where agroforestry is currently not-practised or is declining, and to quantify the opportunities for uptake at a field-, farm- and landscape-scale.
- To promote the wider adoption of appropriate agroforestry systems in Europe through policy development and dissemination (such as on this website).