Welcome to the European BIodiversity Orchards - Network
Biodiversity in the European agricultural landscape is decreasing due to extensive land use, fragmentation, monocultures and species loss. Orchards are landscape-dominating perennial agroecosystems and their management impacts species abundance and diversity at large spatial scale. Thus fruit-growers can actively influence the level of European Biodiversity by their cultural practices. But they can also profit from the Ecosystem Services provided by elements of the so-called Functional Agrobiodiversity (FAB) which can be actively created by orchard management.
The EBIO-Network has been established as a tool for connecting European fruit growers with stakeholders from research, advisory services and organizations in order to share experiences, new knowledge, achievements, hurdles and solutions for FAB establishment in European orchards.
This Platform was created by
A project run by CORE Organic Plus:
- EcoOrchard in Practice! Information on the Project and also how to assess functional biodiversity in the own orchard by easy methods will be demonstrated at:
"First Organic Field Days", June 21 - June 22 2017 at Hessische Staatsdomäne, Frankenhausen (http://www.oeko-feldtage.de/english/ ).
Visit our Exhibition at Exhibition Ground D15 (Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen - JKI)