DigitAF partners – Consortium
DigitAF consortium brings together 26 partners from 17 different countries and in particular: All DigitAF partners are listed here below: ACTA – Association de Coordination Technique Agricole Country: France AGROSCOPE – Eidgenössisches Departement Für Wirtschaft, Bildung Und Forschung Country: Switzerland Agroscope is the Swiss centre of excellence for agricultural research, and is affiliated with the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG). Agroscope researches along the entire value chain of the agriculture and the food sector and makes an important contribution to a sustainable agriculture and food sector as well as to an intact environment, thereby contributing to an improved quality of life.…
DigitAF consortium brings together 26 partners from 17 different countries and in particular:
- 12 Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs)
- 5 Universities
- 4 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
- 1 Cooperative
- 4 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
All DigitAF partners are listed here below:
AGROSCOPE – Eidgenössisches Departement Für Wirtschaft, Bildung Und Forschung
Agroscope is the Swiss centre of excellence for agricultural research, and is affiliated with the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG). Agroscope researches along the entire value chain of the agriculture and the food sector and makes an important contribution to a sustainable agriculture and food sector as well as to an intact environment, thereby contributing to an improved quality of life.
DeFAF – Deutscher Fachverband für Agroforstwirtschaft
DeFAF is committed to all concerns regarding the establishment, management, dissemination and promotion of agroforestry systems. Founded in 2019 as a registered NGO, DeFAF has >330 members. Together with the board and the advisory council, its grass-root ambition relies largely on voluntary contributions of its members, coordinated and supported by 8 members of staff. DeFAF’s main fields of action are the provisioning of information, preliminary advisory services, networking activities between practitioners, the sciences and politics, including policy related research.
EFI – European Forest Institute
The European Forest Institute (EFI) is an international organization with 30 member countries and around 130 associate and affiliate member organizations. EFI undertakes forest research and policy support at pan-European and global level, with headquarters located in Joensuu, Finland. EFI has its other main offices in Barcelona, Bonn and Brussels. The Institute has app. 120 staff members.
ERDYN – Erdyn Consultants
Erdyn is a Paris-based consulting company specialized in innovation, providing support for European and national funding programs proposal preparation, project management, strategic and market studies. Following a successful support for the set-up of DigitAF, Erdyn is assisting the coordinator in the management of the project: internal coordination and communication, technical and financial reporting, organization of progress meetings, monitoring of actions (activities, deliverables, milestones, risks). Erdyn is also supporting the communication of the project.
EV ILVO – Eigen Vermogen van het Instituut voor Landbouw- En Visserijonderzoek
Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) performs multidisciplinary, innovative and independent research aimed at economically, ecologically and socially sustainable agriculture and fisheries in a from farm to fork approach. Its mission consists in performing and coordinating policy- and practice-supporting scientific research and associated public service, hence accumulating fundamental and applied knowledge. In DigitAF, the Plant Sciences Research Unit of ILVO is involved. The institute also has an Expertise Centre for Agriculture and Climate and is coordinator of the Consortium Agroforestry Flanders.
GRAB – Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture biologique
GRAB is a 1979 non for profit organization doing on-farm research in organic farming (fruit, vegetables, vineyard crops). The 16 people team carries out most of research in farmers crops, in multidisciplinary fields : agronomy, functional biodiversity, plant pathology, varietal assessment, agroforestry performance.
INRAE – Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement
INRAE is one of the world’s top institute for research on agriculture, food, and the environment. Three research units are involved in DigitAF. ABSys (Biodiversified agrosystems) produces knowledge and tools to understand, design and assess diversified cropping systems, including agroforestry systems. AMAP (botAny and Modeling of Plant Architecture and vegetation) studies plants and plant communities to predict responses to environmental forcing. PIAF (integrative physics and Physiology of Trees in Fluctuating Environments) studies the responses of the trees to abiotic factors, in particular to cold temperatures, drought, wind.
LBI – Stichting Louis Bolk Instituut
The Louis Bolk Institute conducts research in the fields of sustainable agriculture, nutrition and health in The Netherlands. In our research, nature serves as a source of inspiration, as do pioneering farmers, health care professionals and the food industry. Our focus is on integrated methods that can be applied in practice. In DigitAF LBI coordinates the Living Lab in The Netherlands.
The MVArc mission embraces research, development and demonstration of agroecological approaches to sustainable land management in a dryland landscape/semi-arid climate. Within a farm environment near Mértola, Alentejo, south of Portugal, MVarc’s unique approach is to combine a plot and landscape modelling lab with plot to watershed/catchment scale experimental trials investigating agroecological approaches to land management in a dryland system. The modelling lab builds on more than 15 years experience of its staff on process-based models, sustainability assessment, agroforestry and organic agricultural research. Furthermore a long experience on development of stand alone and web-based tools that capture the complexity of biophysical relationships between trees, agriculture and the environment allows us to understand and improve management decisions under scenarios of climate change at different scales (plot, farm, landscape, regions, continental) while also considering financial and economic criteria in the decision-making process.
Regen Farmer is a Danish SME on a mission to accelerate the adoption of agroforestry by leveraging advances in digital technology. The company is developing digital tools for agroforestry farmers and advisors to help them design, finance and implement profitable agroforestry systems.
reNature utilizes the vast potential of Regenerative Agriculture in fighting today’s most pressing challenges, such as climate change, poverty, biodiversity loss, and food insecurity. We rethink the way farming is currently done going beyond sustainability by designing and implementing diverse, regenerative systems on all scales. We are a diverse, dedicated team. Together with our partners, we bring together knowledge about regenerative agriculture, impact monitoring, stakeholder engagement and more to make the business case for regenerative agriculture around the world.
SSSA – Scuola Superiore di Studi universitari e di perfezionamento Sant’Anna
The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) is a highly selective public university based in Pisa (Italy). The Centre of Plant Sciences (CSP) takes part in AGROMIX. The mission of CSP is to conduct advanced research approaches to enable more resilient and sustainable primary production systems, while fostering training and outreach on plant science. The CPS is contributed by a multidisciplinary group of scientists engaged in research approaches spanning from plant physiology to genetics and agroecology, with the ambition of drawing a path from the molecular scale to the landscape.
UGHENT – Universiteit Gent
The Forest & Nature Lab (ForNaLab) is part of the department of Environment in the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University in Belgium. Ghent University (°1817) itself is a top 100 university and hosts about 50 000 students and 13 000 employees. Our research group aims at understanding the interactions between the ecological processes, composition, and structure of terrestrial ecosystems (mainly forest, grassland and agroforestry), with a clear link to management and policy.