The 4th edition of the Forestry Year in Sardinia, Italy, (originally known as Anno Forestale della Sardegna) is dedicated to EU policies on agroforestry, to boost the national and international debate on the future its challenges in Europe. The event will take place virtually from 16 to 18 November 2020 and tackle several aspects of the new EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which is now entering the trialogue discussions between the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Agriculture Ministers from EU member states.
Agroforestry is an area frequently mentioned in the draft regulation of the CAP plans, in the strategic documents “Farm to Fork” and Biodiversity, all part of the European Green Deal. These documents underline the considerable potential of the agroforestry sector for Europe, but also the administrative and knowledge barriers that hinder its effective implementation. The event will be available in English and Italian with simultaneous translation and will seek to address the following issues:
- What lessons can be drawn from previous agroforestry policies?
- What policy instruments should be proposed in the new CAP?
- What is the role of research, training, and technical assistance?
- How can EU member states use the new policies to encourage agroforestry for specific national needs?
- Are there opportunities for Carbon Farming funding outside the CAP?
This three-day programme is a pre-event of EURAF2020, the 5th European Agroforestry Conference, which due to COVID-19 has been postponed to 17-19 May 2021.
The event is free, open to the public and does not require prior registration. To participate, please click here to follow the live event.