A network of study sites, representative of integrated food and non-food systems (IFNS) has been identified in different socio-economic and environmental settings in Northern, Eastern and Southern Europe. At each study site, local stakeholders group is formed.
The network of study sites includes both traditional and innovative systems in which trees, crops and livestock components are integrated in different ways and at different scales (plot-field-farm).
Traditional systems include systems in which woody, crop and livestock components are currently managed primarily to produce food but have the potential to produce non-food biomass and additional co-products. The future potential of traditional systems includes beneficial developments such as producing woodchip for bioenergy from boundary hedgerows, using olive processing residues to produce bioenergy, biogas, fertilizer, and olive paste for animal feed.
Innovative systems are multifunctional systems in which the production of food from arable lands or livestock is fully integrated with the production of biomass (e.g. from short rotation coppice) to be used as renewable energy source.
SustainFARM Consortium partners
|No||Organization name||Acronym||Organization type||Country|
|1||University of Copenhagen||UCPH||Research||Denmark|
|2||Organic Research Centre||ORC||Research||United Kingdom|
|3||Department of Geography, Philipps-University Marburg||PUM||Research||Germany|
|4||University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca||UASVM||Research||Romania|
|5||Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation - State Research Institute||IUNG-PIB||Research||Poland|
|6||National Research Council||CNR||Research||Italy|
|7||Universidad de Cordoba||UCO||Research||Spain|
Network of IFNS study sites in partner countries
|1. Combined food and energy production systems||Experimental farm, Taastrup, (UCPH) DK||SRC with willow, alder and hazel integrated with cereals and fodder crops|
|RSW farm, Tomaszkowo, Warmińsko-Mazurskie (IUNG-PIB) PL||SRC with willow integrated with cereals and legumes|
|2. Multipurpose olive tree production system||INCHES srl, Morre, Umbria (CNR) IT||Consortium with 10 farmers and oil mill; olive orchards integrated with natural grassland|
|3. Silvopastoral systems||Elm Farm, Berkshire UK (PFT Ltd) UK||85 ha organic livestock farm with hedges and silvopastoral trial site||Elm Farm, Berkshire (PFT Ltd) UK||SRC with willow and alder in alley cropping with organic livestock|
|Mihalca Farm, Petrova (UASVM) RO||40 ha livestock farm with hedges and woody vegetation combined with grassland and pasture|
|Eco-farmstead Farm, Szczedrzyk, Opolskie (IUNG-PIB) PL||8 ha organic farm with fruit orchard integrated with pasture|
|4. Silvoarable systems||Wakelyns Agroforestry, Suffolk (PFT Ltd) UK||Hedgerow network combined with organic cereals and vegetables||Wakelyns Agroforestry, Suffolk (PFT Ltd) UK||SRC in alley cropping system with willow and hazel intercropped with organic crops and vegetables|
|5. Cereal-based integrated food and bioenergy production system||Alamedo del Obispo, Junta de Andalucía (UCO) ES||120 ha mixed farm with herbaceous and woody crops|