Agroforestry is the practice of combining trees with crops or livestock.

Only 3% of the UK’s farmland currently adopts agroforestry practices. We want to support farmers to help them explore ways to integrate trees and shrubs on their farmland.

What are the benefits of agroforestry?

Agroforestry helps your land, wildlife, and Hampshire’s countryside by:

  • improving soil quality
  • sequestering carbon, contributing to climate change mitigation
  • improving animals’ health and welfare, reducing vet bills
  • safeguarding our soil from erosion and loss of soil organic matter
  • reducing flooding
  • increasing biodiversity
  • enhancing farm productivity
  • reducing the need for artificial fertilisers and pesticides
  • supporting micro businesses by supplying additional products to sell
  • providing nutrient dense foods and natural fertiliser for the farm
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How we can help Hampshire's farmers

We want to support Hampshire’s farmers to take the steps needed to implement agroforestry on their land. We have partnered with Abacus Agriculture to develop agroforestry guidance and organise events for farmers.

We’ve launched several funding support schemes which are now open for applications. Learn more about our funding opportunities

Join our Hampshire Agroforestry Facebook page to stay up to date with all the latest agroforestry news and events. It’s also a great place to meet and collaborate with likeminded farmers and businesses.

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