Agroforestry describes farming systems that combine trees and shrubs with agricultural crops or livestock.
Agroforestry can be designed in a way that avoids potential trade-offs between food production and other public goods that occur in many modern farming systems.
Agroforestry has multiple benefits.
Research has revealed that it can:
Brexit has given us the opportunity to make changes to existing policy such as the Agriculture Bill. This is our chance to create change.
Here are our 7 recommendations to Government to encourage more trees on farms.
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