Chair: Ben Raskin (Soil Association) Speakers: Jo Smith, (Organic Research Centre), Tim Pagella, (Bangor University)
Agroforestry has huge potential to benefit nature and the rural economy – it could be transformative. The benefits include wind protection, improved drainage, increased fertility, more wildlife and greater overall productivity. But it is still rare in the UK. This session builds on the excellent introduction to agroforestry at last year’s conference, which has since prompted interest in supporting agroforestry from Defra and Natural England.