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Agroforestry

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 Agroforestry is the practice of integrating the cultivation of trees, crops and livestock on the same agricultural area for greater productivity and biodiversity.

It is a practice which currently falls outside forestry and farming grants and regulations in England although it is integrated into rural development plans in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and at a wider European level.

The RFS is among organisations supporting seven recommendations to the UK government contained in the briefing report, Agroforestry in England: Benefits, Barriers & Opportunities published June 2018

 

Case Studies

Cricket bat willow plantation undergrazed with sheep in Kent

One farm's experience of the benefits of agroforestry for beef cattle in Wales