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Learn How You Can Use Agroforestry to Help Pollinators

The latest issue of the Inside Agroforestry Newsletter has hit the streets. This issue of Inside Agroforestry highlights ways that agroforestry has supported pollinator conservation and management as well as efforts that have also served to educate the public.

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Working Trees for Islands

Agroforestry has been in use in the Pacific and Caribbean Islands for centuries, with diverse and well-developed management systems and multiple benefits.

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Forest Farming Ramps

The spring ephemeral, Allium tricoccum Ait. (called ramps in the south and wild leeks in more northern areas), is native to the forests of eastern North America. Forest farming ramps and managing ramp populations can generate income for landowners with small woodlots.

National Agroforestry Center

The USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) accelerates the application of agroforestry through a national network of partners. Together, we conduct research, develop technologies and tools, coordinate demonstrations and training, and provide useful information to natural resource professionals. Read more about the NAC…

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Forestry Best Management Practices by State

Posted June 9, 2015

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The National Association of State Foresters and the U.S. Forest Service have an interactive map of information about Forestry Best Management Practices (BMPs). You can find out if BMP regulation in that state is regulatory, quasi-regulatory, or voluntary. Explore which agencies are responsible for BMP policy development.

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Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition - A Global Assessment Report

Posted May 28, 2015

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The International Union of Forest Research organizations, IUFRO, has released a new report, “Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition - A Global Assessment Report”. At the heart of this report is the understanding that forests and trees cannot, by themselves, replace the role of agriculture, but they are critically important to food security and nutrition. Also see the policy brief based on the full report, “Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition - Contributing to the "Zero Hunger Challenge" (PDF).

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About Agroforestry

Agroforestry intentionally combines agriculture and forestry to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems. Agroforestry takes advantage of the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops and/or livestock. Agroforestry practices include:

About the NAC

The USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) had its origins in the 1990 Farm Bill. It began as a Forest Service Research and State & Private Forestry effort in 1992 and expanded into a partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in 1995. It is administered by the Forest Service's, Washington, DC, Office of Research and Development. NAC offices are located in Lincoln, Nebraska and Blacksburg, Virginia.

NAC accelerates the application of agroforestry through a national network of partners. Together, we conduct research, develop technologies and tools, coordinate demonstrations and training, and provide useful information to natural resource professionals.

About Working Trees

The right trees planted in the right places for the right reasons can add value to land-use systems. That's the Working Trees message that helps natural resource professionals, community leaders, and landowners identify with the concept of agroforestry. NAC uses the Working Trees theme to promote the development of sustainable agriculture and communities.

 

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