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30 April 2018
Improving the sustainability of sheep farming

Workshop and business development meeting

2 May 2018
Intercropping in arable systems

Field lab meeting at Bockhanger Farms in Kent



18 April 2018
New technical guide on dock control

Combining the best methods for successful control

10 April 2018
Health and Harmony – will a Green Brexit deliver?

Make your voice heard in Defra consultation



12 April 2018
Transitions to Agroecological Systems: Farmers’ Experience

New report sheds light on how UK farming can meet the sustainability challenge

The UK Agroforestry Network workshops

Category: News
21 March 2018

Jan/Feb 2018 agroforestry workshop summaries

It’s been a busy couple of months for the ORC agroforestry team and our Abacus colleagues. The second round of UK agroforestry network group meetings took place during January and February. In the UK we have chosen to develop three sub-groups focusing on livestock, arable (combinable crops) and vegetable cropping systems with network members choosing to join as many of these events as they wish depending on their preference and the subjects addressed. The 'Trees and Vegetable’ group were the first to meet on 11th January, at Duchy Home Farm, Tetbury, Gloucestershire; next up were the ‘Trees and Livestock’ group on 25th January at The Farm, Longnor, Shropshire, and finally, the ‘Trees and Arable’ group on 15th February, hosted by AFINET partner Stephen Briggs on his farm just outside Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. In total 92 people attended the events, an excellent turn out despite the chilly weather! Each workshop followed a similar format – after brief introductions setting the aim of the day, the groups headed out onto the farms to visit the agroforestry systems. Back in the meeting rooms, other agroforestry practitioners shared their journeys and experiences with the group. Afternoon discussion groups compared each other’s journey towards agroforestry, identified obstacles, innovations and decided upon the content for our next meetings so we can deliver to member specific requirements.

Keywords: agroforestry trees livestock vegetable fruit arable

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