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Greek Agroforestry Innovation Network Holds First Meeting

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On July 3rd, the first meeting of the Evrytania RAIN (Greece) took place, coordinated by the Forestry & Natural Environment Management Department of Agricultural University of Athens (AUA).

Bringing together farmers, scientists, advisors, project participants, and policy makers in Evrytania region, the event aimed to identify the network’s priorities and kickstart the creation of an accreditation system for environmentally sustainable and economically viable agroforestry business models network in Greece.

The meeting continued the work initiated by the international collaborative network AFINET, which emphasizes the value of agroforestry systems and promotes innovative, sustainable, and profitable practices. Through AF4EU, the network seeks to strengthen and showcase successful models to encourage entrepreneurship and benefit the entire value chain, from producers to consumers.

The inaugural meeting of the 1st Evrytanian RAIN began with an overview of the AF4EU program, followed by a presentation of various active Agroforestry Extension Services. The participants also learned about existing decision support tools. Additionally, the attendees were introduced to AFINET’s agroforestry Knowledge Cloud, a valuable repository of information on the sector. The gathering proceeded with interactive surveys using tools to discuss the main challenges and solutions in agroforestry systems in Evrytania region.