Agroforestry Services

Put simply agroforestry is farming with or in between trees.

This isn’t a new concept and has been practiced for thousands of years though more common place in Europe where farmers are cropping fruit trees and livestock together. In the UK agroforestry is an emerging innovation providing multiple benefits for the farmer looking at new enterprises that can complement an existing farm system whilst making use of the sun’s energy to produce additional cropping and income – 3D farming.

Agroforestry can be used for single or multiple purposes, providing fruit, timber and resource protection for soils and water. Our working farm in Cambridge provides a direct resource for us to benchmark data and farming practice so our team can tailor an agroforestry system for your farm.

We have listed just some of our agroforestry services below, but please call, or email: to discuss your own specific requirements.

Agroforestry services

Our Agroforestry Services

Abacus provides agroforestry advice across a wide range of farm types and enterprises. Our services follow best practice principles for trees, soil, air and water to compliment everyday farming and production.

Our team of consultants provide technical expertise across a broad range of livestock and cropping systems, managing agroforestry projects for farmers across the UK and Europe.

Abacus is able to offer practical agroforestry advice that integrates with farm production. Our team of professionally accredited consultants work with agroforestry researchers and industry initiatives to provide best practice advice and integrated farm management solutions that meet with current codes of practise and legislation.

We also work closely with research and development institutes in the UK and Europe and are involved with knowledge transfer projects in many areas of agriculture.

Abacus provides professional agroforestry consultancy services in:

  • Business review and feasibility
  • System design and costings
  • Establishment and management
  • Silvoarable and silvopasture
  • Alley cropping and horticulture
  • Fruit, nuts and timber production systems
  • Resource protection planning
  • We currently carry out agroforestry training and education projects across Europe

A great resource for Agroforestry Farmers and Projects

Frank P Matthews grow over half a million container-grown and bare-root, fruit and ornamental trees every year for supply into garden centres, nurseries, mail order companies and commercial growers.

For more information please visit our website or contact us on   Tel – 01584 810214

For more information about Agroforestry Farming, visit the Frank Matthews information page.

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