Agroforestry is a practice of farming that combines trees and livestock or crops together. This may be in the form of hedgerows, tree clumps or strips, trees planted round the edges of fields, or even bringing livestock into existing woodland.
Below are practical resources and articles you’ll find helpful when thinking about implementing agroforestry systems on your farm.
Find out how agroforestry helps you to:
improve soil health
keep water sources clean
improve animal welfare
Silvo-pastoral agroforestry: grazing animals under trees. The animals enrich the soil while the trees provide shade, shelter and fodder for the animals.
Silvo-arable agroforestry: crops grown beneath or between trees, often in rows which are large enough for a tractor to tend to the crops without damaging the trees. This is farming in 3D, the trees and the crops occupy different levels above ground, below ground where the tree roots will reach down deeper than the crops.