Agroforestry Conference

Agroforestry Conference

Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, MK43 0AL

Organised by Woodland Trust, Royal Forestry Society and Soil Association.

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 agroforestry was one of the systems with the greatest potential 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?

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.

Full ticket £75 (ex VAT)

For more information and to book, vist: https://www.soilassociation.org/farmers-growers/agroforestry-conference/

Information

Event Date: Thu, 22/06/2017
Event Time: 08.300 - 16.30

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