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Wakelyns Agroforestry: Resilience through diversity

Smith, Jo and Westaway, Sally (editor): Sumption, Phil (Ed.) (2020) Wakelyns Agroforestry: Resilience through diversity. Organic Research Centre, Cirencester, UK.

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Summary

Integrating trees for timber, energy and fruit production into an organic crop rotation, Wakelyns (a 22.5-hectare innovative farm) was established by the late plant pathologist Professor Martin Wolfe to put into action his theories of agrobiodiversity being the answer to achieving sustainable and resilient agriculture. The farm has been the focus of research into organic crop production and agroforestry for over 20 years and continues to be a source of inspiration for those practicing or studying agroforestry. Some of the key theories investigated at Wakelyns and the evidence produced by Martin and researchers from the Organic Research Centre are summarised in this publication, which is invaluable to any farmer or land manager with an interest in carrying out agroforestry on their land.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:agroforestry, Wakelyns, biodiversity, intercropping, crop rotation
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
agroforestry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_207
English
biodiversity
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33949
English
intercropping
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3910
English
crop rotation
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6662
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC)
Deposited By: Caldbeck, Miss Janie
ID Code:43400
Deposited On:09 Feb 2022 09:39
Last Modified:09 Feb 2022 09:39
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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