Combining trees with crops or livestock is more productive, better for wildlife and healthier for the planet, but only 3% of the UK’s farmland currently practices agroforestry.
Find out how we’re working with farmers to achieve our goal of over half of UK farms having agroforestry systems in place by 2030.
Agroforestry is the practice of combining agricultural crops or livestock with trees and shrubs. It is a great example of agroecology in action.
Agroforestry provides healthier soil, higher yields and vital homes for wildlife.
Agroforestry has multiple benefits.
Research has revealed that it can:
With support from people like you we’ve already helped plant thousands more trees on farms.
With a regular monthly gift, you can help bring natural hedgerows back to British farmland at the charity's Woodoaks farm site. These hedges will help lock up carbon, improve soil health, provide homes for wildlife and help produce more food per hectare.
A regular gift of £5 will plant 1 metre of hedge each month.
Find out how seven farmers are teaming up with scientists to research the benefits of agroforestry in our latest Field Lab
Download our report to read more on the benefits, barriers and opportunities for agroforestry, plus our 7 recommendations for Government.
This handbook is the essential guide to agroforestry for farmers and advisors. Learn about the benefits and how to implement it on your farm.
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