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MIXED - efficient and resilient mixed farming and agroforestry

The EU research project, MIXED, will support the development of European Mixed Farming and Agroforestry Systems that optimize efficiency and resource use, reduce GHG emissions, and show greater resilience to climate change by considering agronomic, technical, environmental, economic, institutional, infrastructure and social advantages and constraints.

The project recognises that efficiency and resilience must be developed with farmers and in the contexts in which farms, farmers’ organizations, service suppliers and value chain actors operate.

During the four years the project will last, the plan is to develop many different networks across Europe, covering a wide range of different mixed agricultural and agroforestry systems. And in addition to the learning that will take place between the partners, it will also create a foundation of scientific knowledge about the various methods and systems that can help to develop the European agricultural sector in a sustainable direction.

Project partners

MIXED consists of 19 partners from 10 different EU countries. Aarhus University, Department of Agroecology in Foulum, Denmark, is the coordinator of the project. The project duration is from October 2020 and 4 years onwards. The project has a budget of 7 million Euro.

The project partners are:

Aarhus University (DK), Forshungsinstitut für Biologischen Landbau Stiftung (CH), Aberystwyth University (UK), Wageningen University (NL), Scotland’s Rural College (UK), Institut National del la Recherche Agronomique (FR), Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur Wien (AT), Instytut Uprawy Nawozenia I Gleboznawstwa, Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy (PL), Institute of Agricultural Economics (RO), Organic Denmark (DK), AGROOF (FR), Consultatoria Agro Industriatrial (PT), Instituto Superior de Agronomia da Universidade de Lisboa (PT), Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd. (UK), Institute for Rural Development Research (DE), Fundacja Imienia Stanislawa Karlowskiego (PL), Arbeitgemeinschaft Schwäbisches Donaumoos (DE), Hochstamm Suisse (CH) and The Association ”Local Action Group Făgărașul de Sud -Land of Posadas” (RO).

Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862357.                

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For further information, please contact:

Professor Tommy Dalgaard, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University.
E-mail: tommy.dalgaard@agro.au.dk
+45 8715 7746.