Conferences and Seminars
improving productivity for farmers and foresters
22 June 2017
This is a practical and inspiring day for farmers, foresters, landowners and researchers interested in agroforestry.
We will hear from people who are making agroforestry work for them. Farmers, foresters and advisors with hands-on experience will talk about the benefits, risks and how to make it happen.
The day, which is being chaired by BBC Farming Today presenter Charlotte Smith, will appeal to policy makers, too, bringing together the UK’s leading agroforestry practitioners and experts. It will highlight policy measures that would accelerate the uptake of agroforestry and the public benefits that it delivers.
Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, MK43 0AL
Programme: download top right
Agroforestry, growing trees in fields, can boost farms’ productivity and profits.
It is farming in 3D, getting two or more crops from the same land. By growing upwards as well as at ground level productivity is increased, making the best use of light, nutrients and moisture. Examples include fruit tree alleys in cereal crops, and hedges on livestock farms providing wood fuel.
A major review for the Land Use Policy Group found that it had more potential than any other system for the ‘sustainable intensification’ of farming.
How could it work for you? What would be the practical benefits? How have others got past obstacles like getting permission from their landlord, or finding a buyer for their tree crops or timber?
More on Agroforestry here
This event is being co-hosted by:
All the presentations from our 2016 conference with Confor 'Making Woodlands Pay' are now available to download, please click here