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Gove: Tree planting rates have not been good enough

Gove: Tree planting rates have not been good enough

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has given a strong indication that the Government’s 25 year plan for the environment, due in the New Year, will tackle the issue of woefully low tree planting. Speaking at the Woodland Trust’s parliamentary launch on Wednesday (December 6) of a series of essays outlining its vision for a post Brexit […]

Government asked to support game-changing agroforestry systems

Government asked to support game-changing agroforestry systems

Some of the UK’s leading farming and forestry organisations have put their names to a letter to Secretary of State Michael Gove, highlighting the benefits of agroforestry, the practice of cultivating trees and crops or livestock on the same area of land. The current Rural Development Programme for England does not include options to support […]

India: first country to announce a national agroforestry policy

India: first country to announce a national agroforestry policy

India announced a US30–40 million investment in its first-ever national agroforestry policy designed to put more trees back on farms to benefit the people and the environment. The announcement was made my Rita Sharma, India’s Secretary of the National Advisory Council that helped develop the policy. She was speaking this week at the World Congress […]

Agroforestry: Seeing the food for the trees

Agroforestry: Seeing the food for the trees

The first meeting of ‘AGFORWARD’, an exciting EU funded research programme on agroforestry, was held at Cranfield University this week. The 4-year 6 million Euro project will be working with farmers and land owners in 15 countries across Europe to identify how agroforestry practices – farming with trees – can create profitable, productive, and environmentally […]

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