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Agroforestry in Barents region (KO1157 AgroFore)
Funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

As productivity of forestry is lower in northern/arctic areas compared to more southern locations, multiple use of forests should be emphasized in Barents region. Agroforestry, a practice which intentionally combines agriculture and forestry to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems, is one potential but poorly understood and developed practice of forest multiple use. Potential agroforestry practices suitable for Barents region conditions are forest farming of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) like wild berries and mushrooms, effective utilization of wild herbs and production of high-quality regional honeys.

Main activities

Agrofore project develops and tests combinations of diversified farming systems which integrate trees, shrubs, other plants and livestock production. The project seeks to achieve better understanding on how agroforestry systems function in Barents region in different kinds of environments.


Basic information




1970-01-01 - 2021-10-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

838 € / 754 €

Lead partner

Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Lead partner web-site


Northern Arctic Federal University
Natural Resources Institute Finland
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research