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SMART PROJECT : Agroforestry systems using fruit trees and vegetables in France

Warlop, Francois (2016) SMART PROJECT : Agroforestry systems using fruit trees and vegetables in France. In: Book of Abstracts of the 3rd European Agroforestry Conference.

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Agroforestry systems mixing fruit trees and annual crops are very well developed and studied in tropical countries, but they have been forgotten or neglected during the last 40 years in France and Europe. Current trends and challenges in agriculture (land access, periurban agricultural forms, inputs reduction through functional biodiversity and crop diversification) lead small farmers in France to combine annual plants and fruits with the aim to increase their field performance on a multifunctional basis. The SMART project identified about 150 projects (mostly all being organic) and further explored 40 of them, to better understand organization and adoption criteria.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:agroforestry, participative research, network
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Farming Systems > Farm economics
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: France > GRAB - Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture biologique
Related Links:http://www.agroforesterie.fr/smart-systemes-maraichers-agroforestiers.php
Deposited By: WARLOP, François
ID Code:30914
Deposited On:14 Dec 2016 16:02
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 16:02
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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