The Magic Money Tree: The Economics of Agroforestry

- Stephen Briggs

Agricology / Oxford Real Farming Conference
January 2019
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Farmer experience
Key Farming Practices: 
Mixed farming

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Resource explained: 

Many farmers are interested in planting trees and agroforestry but practical support is currently thin on the ground. This is video footage filmed at the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) 2019 of a session (hosted by the Soil Association) that explored the process of planning a new system, finding markets for wood products, and calculating the business opportunities of an agroforestry system (dipping into the soon-to-be-published 'Agroforestry Handbook'). Farmer Stephen Briggs of Whitehall Farm who is pioneering growing apple trees and field crops together discusses the economics of how to, establishment costs, examples of some agroforestry systems, and grant funding.

Findings & recommendations: 

View more video footage recorded at the ORFC here.


Header image shows Whitehall Farm. Photo credit: Tim Scrivener. All rights reserved.

Summary provided by: 
Janie Caldbeck