Stadt-Land-Plus OLGA Project

Optimisation of land use along water bodies and on agricultural land as well as support value creation in the agrifood system of the Dresden area


Falafel from regional lentils are the vegan stars of the ISSTGUT! 2023 Leipzig

OLGA initiated tasting and exchange at the AgiL Sachsen stand

Around 300 people at the German 9th Agroforestry Systems Forum in Freiburg

Under the motto "Making agriculture fit for the future", this year's Agroforestry Forum for the German-speaking region took place on 27 and 28 September 2023 in beautiful Freiburg. With almost 300 the number of participants increased compared to the previous biennial forums. This is an indication that interest in agroforestry continues to grow.

Regional network for agroforestry founded

Interdisciplinary consortium bundles information on agroforestry management and value creation for farmers and landowners

Koch-Workshop mit Kita- und Schulverpflegern kam super an!

Im Rahmen des Workshops haben die Teilnehmenden die Vielfalt der Hülsenfrüchte kennengelernt und gekostet.

#Food2045 - Building a regional legume value chain for Dresden and the region

OLGA Vision Workshop in the COSMO Science Forum

Open letter to federal and state governments for more agroforestry

Broad alliance calls for more support

First maintenance measure at recently established agroforestry system in Lommatzsch

Weed control with combined forces

Our mission

The OLGA project investigates and develops sustainable land use approaches, taking into account regional value creation aspects in the Dresden region and overall Saxony. The focus is on the optimal use of wood from agroforestry systems along watercourses. In coexistence with the natural tree population, agriculturally used wood strips offer the watercourse valuable ecosystem services, such as climate mitigation, erosion protection, and promotion of biodiversity. Additional value-added potentials for regional products, such as wood chips for heat generation or legumes for human nutrition, are analysed and used in strong cooperation with regional partners. 

Citizens in the region actively participate in the project through focus groups, real labs and other methods of Citizen Science and explore the added value that sustainable land use and regional food can have for their own environment and quality of life. The partners in OLGA promote city-regional partnerships and value chains, especially in the field of wood use from agroforestry and legumes for human nutrition, and develops public welfare-oriented and regional financing models for already established companies and products.


Graphic Recording about the OLGA project (Source: www.123comics.net)

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