NTFP and Agroforestry

Co-Director — Innovation and Technology Transfer — NTFP and Agroforestry

NTFPs and wild plants of interest are exploited through densification techniques applied in a natural setting or within agroforestry systems. Offering support to NTFP sectors, economic diversification and regional development are a priority.

Areas of application
  • Development of innovative agroforestry systems
  • Development of cultivation methods for wild plants of interest and NTFPs (densification, field cultivation, greenhouse cultivation, indoor cultivation)
  • Support to emerging sectors through crop diversification
  • Reclamation of devalued agricultural land
    Cultivation of gourmet fungi
General expertise
  • Agroforestry
  • Fungi cultivation
  • Agronomy services in an agroforestry setting
  • Plant and fungal biology
  • Horticulture
  • Sustainable development



  • Windbreaker and riparian bands
  • Agroforestry
  • Forest sciences


Research Technician

Research Professional

  • Organic plant production
  • Agroecology
  • Greenhouse and indoor cultivation

Research Professional

  • Soil science
  • Precision agriculture
  • Agroforestry systems

Environmental Technician

  • Agroforestry
  • Producer network
  • Mycology-related events

Agricultural Technician

  • Windbreaker and riparian bands
  • Essential oils
  • Agroforestry systems


Research Technician

  • Agroforestry
  • Agri-environment
  • Emerging crops

Master Degree Student

  • Mycosilviculture
  • Forest mushrooms
  • Mycorrhizae

Research Professional

  • Molecular biology
  • Soil microbiology
  • Plant pathogens

Success Stories

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Project Summaries


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