Agroforestry 2017: Improving productivity for farmers and foresters

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 [1]. This new conference, organised by the Soil Association, The Woodland Trust and the Royal Forestry Society will focus on this opportunity and what it means in practice for farmers, foresters and landowners.

National and international speakers are included in the line-up, along with those currently practicing agroforestry techniques, and Charlotte Smith of BBC Radio 4 will chair the sessions. Some of the topics that will be covered include:


·         The practical benefits of agroforestry

·         Designing an agroforestry system

·         Finding suitable markets for tree crops

·         Securing permission from landlords

·         Public payments for ecosystem services


Tickets have now been released for general sale and are available here:


June 22nd, 2017 9:00 PM
Cranfield University
College Road
Cranfield, BKM MK43 0AL
United Kingdom