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From Research to Practice: Agroforestry Systems - Cork Oak and Much More

The main aim of this meeting is to transfer knowledge and disseminate results from three projects developed under the umbrella of the Forest Research Centre (CEF) aiming to improve knowledge on cork and cork oak management: AFINET, CorkNeigbors and INCREDIBLE. Taking advantage of RAIN and Cork iNet networks, the event will include (i) oral presentations in an auditorium especially built to promote cork oak knowledge and (ii) a field trip to two cork oak stands where research results from ISA/CEF PhD thesis will be discussed. 


9h00   | Attendee's reception and registration

9h30   | Start of meeting. Presenting the meeting's objectives for AFINET and Incredible - Joana Amaral Paulo

9h45   | Cork oak stands, water and biodiversity. A decade of trial and error at Monte das Cebolas - Axel Gosseries

10h15 | Hedges and Shelterbelts: Opportunities * to be confirmed

10h45 | Thinning of young cork oak tree plantations: tree competition versus information on cork quality - Margarida Tomé

11h15 | Cork oak stands undestory management: impacts on the tree and cork. Results from a 17year old case-study - Sónia Faias

11h45 | Cork oak stands understory management: impacts on the soil - Ana Raquel Felizardo

12h15 | What about after 2019? AFINET RAIN members survey results - Joana Amaral Paulo

13h00 | Lunch at Ponte da Coroa Restaurant

14h00 | Departure to field trip

14h30 | Field trip to young cork oak stands close to the age of their first cork harvesting

17h00 | Return to Observatório do sobreiro e da cortiça

Free registration but limited to room capacity. Registration is required until September 8th by email to , including the following information:

name, institution, email and interest to attend the group lunch (cost pay for each participant) and the field trip in the afternon (transport provided by the organization from Observatório da Cortiça to cork oak stands and return to Observatório da Cortiça).


Start Date: 
Friday, 13 September, 2019
End Date: 
Friday, 13 September, 2019
INCREDIBLE Project events

Observatório do Sobreiro e da Cortiça, Coruche, Portugal.


The INCREDIBLE project aims to show how Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) can play an important role in supporting sustainable forest management and rural development, by creating networks to share and exchange knowledge and expertise. ‘Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) promotes cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation to highlight the value and potential of NWFPs in the region.


Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) project receives funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement Nº 774632


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