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Agroforestry best practice leaflets


10 short leaflets produced by the French Agroforestry Association, the World Agroforestry Centre and the other AGFORWARD partners. The focus is on the successful establishment and management of trees on arable farms, but many of the practices are relevant to trees on livestock farms and agroforestry with permanent crops.

The first leaflet focuses on the importance of thinking through your objectives. Subsequent leaflets cover the selection of appropriate tree species and planting material; appropriate designs; land preparation; tree planting and protection, and weed control. The last leaflet focuses on the role of pruning to increase the value of wood being grown for timber.


Guidance type/project stage

  • Ecosystem creation
  • Implementation
  • Ecosystem management


  • Agroforestry
  • Farmland

Challenges addressed

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Biodiversity
  • Food production
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Natural flood management


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