Back To The Future - Agroforestry Systems • Agroforestazione
482
home,page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-482,bridge-core-2.0.7,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode_grid_1300,side_area_uncovered_from_content,qode-theme-ver-20.0,qode-theme-bridge,qode_header_in_grid,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.1,vc_responsive,elementor-default

Let’s talk about agroforestry

Agroforestry is a specific farming technique that entails the deliberate intercropping of arboriculture and agriculture (arable land and/or pastures) in the same area, where they integrate and interact, with mutual benefits for them and for the environment.

 

Until the 1950/60s, these systems were the most common form of agricultural exploitation in our climate area. With the development of agricultural mechanization and the related tendency to monocultures, around the half of the 20the century, these systems were almost totally abandoned, except in those areas less suitable for intensive farming.

Let’s talk about agroforestry

Agroforestry is a specific farming technique that entails the deliberate intercropping of arboriculture and agriculture (arable land and/or pastures) in the same area, where they integrate and interact, with mutual benefits for them and for the environment.

Until the 1950/60s, these systems were the most common form of agricultural exploitation in our climate area. With the development of agricultural mechanization and the related tendency to monocultures, around the half of the 20the century, these systems were almost totally abandoned, except in those areas less suitable for intensive farming.

the different

AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS

the different

AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS

Silvo-arable

Tree species combined with herbaceous crops

Silvo-pastoral

Livestock breeding and arboriculture

Linear Systems

Windbreak hedges and buffer strips around the fields

Buffer strips

Tree and shrub species planted on the banks of watercourses

Woods farming

Growing of mushrooms, wild berries, and non-wood products in general in the woods

Silvo-arable

Tree species combined with herbaceous crops

Silvo-pastoral

Livestock breeding and arboriculture

Linear Systems

Windbreak hedges and buffer strips around the fields

Buffer strips

Tree and shrub species planted on the banks of watercourses

Woods farming

Growing of mushrooms, wild berries, and non-wood products in general in the woods

An integration with multiple benefits

It is important to underline that modern agroforestry, or rather the drive to go back to this abandoned agricultural practice, is not trying to replace current modern farming techniques; it should be integrated with them, to improve productivity and economic benefits, in a view of sustainable profit.

When we returned to this farming system, the main and more obvious benefits we noticed were an increase of biodiversity and the improved soil fertility, as well as erosion protection ensured by the tree trip roots system. And also an increase of overall productivity and of the carbon stored in our lands, and, last but not least, a significant improvement of the company landscape.

An integration with multiple benefits

It is important to underline that modern agroforestry, or rather the drive to go back to this abandoned agricultural practice, is not trying to replace current modern farming techniques; it should be integrated with them, to improve productivity and economic benefits, in a view of sustainable profit.

When we returned to this farming system, the main and more obvious benefits we noticed were an increase of biodiversity and the improved soil fertility, as well as erosion protection ensured by the tree trip roots system. And also an increase of overall productivity and of the carbon stored in our lands, and, last but not least, a significant improvement of the company landscape.

6000

species planted in our corporate land, over the last seven years

13

different species with high, medium and low trunk enriching our ecosystem

120000

less kg of Co2 every year in the atmosphere, thanks to our agroforestry systems

Marvellous harmony

Only an insensitive soul is not magically attracted by the beauty of a farming environment in harmony with the nature that houses it and surrounds it, where business logic and respect for nature are equally important. An agroforestry company is the perfect combination of both.

In an agroforestry company, current and very much abused concepts, such as ecology and economy, sustainability and biodiversity, perfectly coexist in a marvellously harmonious ensemble.

 

BACK TO THE FUTURE toward a true sustainable profit.

Marvellous harmony

Only an insensitive soul is not magically attracted by the beauty of a farming environment in harmony with the nature that houses it and surrounds it, where business logic and respect for nature are equally important. An agroforestry company is the perfect combination of both.

In an agroforestry company, current and very much abused concepts, such as ecology and economy, sustainability and biodiversity, perfectly coexist in a marvellously harmonious ensemble.

 

BACK TO THE FUTURE toward a true sustainable profit.

Download our Manual

Would you like to know more about Agroforestry?
Download our “STEP BY STEP” Manual

Download our Manual

Contact our Company

For any info and advise on agroforestry practices, their utility and the possible applications in your company, send us a message: we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

We are also available for on-field visits, for those who want to see for themselves the many benefits agroforestry systems brought to our Company, the only Italian private enterprise to be part of the AGFORWARD project (AGroFORestry that Will Advance Rural Development), funded by the EU, and one of the founding members of the AIAF (Associazione Italiana Agroforestazione), of which we also house the operational headquarters.

via Frattesina 8, 35040 Masi (PD)

(+39) 329 2535 878

info@backtothefuture.it

Contact Our company

For any info and advise on agroforestry practices, their utility and the possible applications in your company, send us a message: we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We are also available for on-field visits, for those who want to see for themselves the many benefits agroforestry systems brought to our Company, the only Italian private enterprise to be part of the AGFORWARD project (AGroFORestry that Will Advance Rural Development), funded by the EU, and one of the founding members of the AIAF (Associazione Italiana Agroforestazione), of which we also house the operational headquarters.

(+39) 329 2535 878

via Frattesina 8, 35040 Masi (PD)

info@backtothefuture.it

DOWNLOAD OUR MANUAL

Would you like to know more about Agroforestry?
Download our “STEP BY STEP” Manual

DOWNLOAD OUR MANUAL

USEFUL LINKS:

AIAFAGFORWARDPROGETTO CARTEREURAF2020EURAF