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LIVINGAGRO connects innovators and stakeholders of the Mediterranean agroforestry sector, a first success story born in Greece

Nov 09 2021


In the framework of the first LIVINGAGRO online B2B event held in Greece in July 2021, economic stakeholders had the opportunity to meet with innovators in one-to-one meetings to learn more about innovations and new uses of traditional practices that have been introduced in short presentations.

One of the potential collaborations between a scientist and an economic stakeholder that emerged from the LIVINGAGRO B2B meetings focuses on the intercropping of avocado trees in olive groves in Crete. In his presentation, Dr. Spiros Lionakis, Emeritus Professor of Arboriculture at the Hellenic Mediterranean University, explained how planting avocado trees between widely-spaced olive trees can boost farmers’ income, help prevent pest outbreaks, decrease erosion and enable higher carbon storage. As more biodiversity is introduced into the rural ecosystem, less pesticide is likely to be needed, since it becomes easier for the natural enemies of pests – as well as many other creatures – to thrive.
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Source: ENI CBC Med