Our lab hosted the 1st GAN meeting after last year's kick-off. Participants highlighted the importance of a joined multi-stakeholder approach that uses technological innovations to quantify ecosystem services provided by agroforests and to improve their benefits for people and nature. In the meeting, guests Tom Crowther and Simone Max from ETH Zürich presented the fascinating Restor Project and suggested ways to collaborate to their efforts.
GAN scientists also used the opportunity to talk about the progress on launching the first GAN collaborative research project. This project focuses on applying cutting-edge technologies to quantify global agroforestry systems, their ecosystem services and potential trade-offs on environmental and socio-economic benefits.
For more on the Global Agroforestry Network, see our website: https://www.globalagroforestrynetwork.org/