Theme Policy support for agroforestry in the European Union
The email conference was initiated as Single Farm Payments were being introduced across the European Union. It also took place before the national implementation of the new Rural Development Regulation (2007-2013), which included an Article (44) allowing payments for established or new agroforestry systems, and the possibility of new agri-environment and forest-environment payments.
The conference aimed to cover three topics:
- Topic 1 considered Article 44 of the Rural Development Regulation (2007-2013) and asked if member states will use this opportunity to establish new areas of agroforestry.
- Topic 2 considered the Single Farm Payment and whether member states would exclude areas with scattered tree cover from payment.
- Topic 3 considered the links between agri-environment payments and the establishment of trees on farms.
The organisers have produced a synthesis for each topic area. These are available as pdf files.
The conference was sponsored by:
Farm Woodland Forum
EU SAFE project