Agroforestry Resources

Valuable information is available from many other agencies and organizations.


British Columbia

Federation of British Columbia Woodlot Associations  (FBCWA)
The Federation  promotes the economic and social interests of woodlot licensees, private forest landowners and others involved in small-scale forest management in British Columbia.

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations - Non-Timber Forest Products
Non-timber forest products are defined as: "products of biological origin other then wood derived from forest, other wooded land and trees outside forests. They may be gathered from the wild, or produced in forest plantations, agroforestry schemes and from trees outside forests."  Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) include forest plant and mushroom products and services. View this webpage for a listing of publications and related areas.
 

Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Agroforestry
Agroforestry is the integration of trees into farming. In agroforestry, trees are an essential part of the farm. They help improve farm productivity and increase crop yields. Agroforestry can also make farms more profitable while helping to protect the environment.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Agroforestry Development Centre
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Agroforestry Development Centre in Indian Head, Saskatchewan is dedicated to producing new knowledge and better understanding of trees and agroforestry practices through research projects at regional, national and international levels.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - Agroforestry
This website offers valuable information on a variety of different crops, pest management, soil and water management and other resources and services.

Canada Food Inspection Agency
Mitigating risks to food safety is the CFIA's highest priority, and the health and safety of Canadians. The current and future economic prosperity of the Canadian agriculture and forestry sectors relies on a healthy and sustainable animal and plant resource base.

Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC) - Agassiz, B.C.
The Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC) in British Columbia is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's national network of 19 research centres. Research at Agassiz addresses national agricultural priorities in the areas of horticultural and field crop production and protection.
 

International

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Association for Temperate Agroforestry  (AFTA)
The mission of AFTA is to promote the wider adoption of agroforestry by landowners in temperate regions of North America.

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

University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry
The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri, established in 1998, is one the world's leading centers contributing to the science underlying agroforestry, the science and practice of intensive land-use management combining trees and/or shrubs with crops and/or livestock.

National Sustainable Information Service - Agroforesty  (ATTRA)
Agroforestry is a working-tree farming system that integrates crops or livestock or both with trees and shrubs. ATTRA is a program developed and managed by the National Centre for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). The service provides high value information and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States.

UNITED KINGDOM
Agroforestry Research Trust
The Agroforestry Research Trust is a non-profit making charity, registered in England, which researches into temperate agroforestry and into all aspects of plant cropping and uses, with a focus on tree, shrub and perennial crops.

Farm Woodland Forum
The Farm Woodland Forum traces its roots back to the Agroforestry Research: UK Discussion Forum. The Forum aims to facilitate the generation and exchange of information that supports best practice in and improves opportunities for farming with trees.

FRANCE
Silvoarable Agroforestry for Europe  (SAFE)
In support of the European Common Agricultural Policy, the SAFE project will provide models and databases for assessing the profitability of silvoarable systems, and will suggest unified European policy guidelines for implementing agroforestry.

AUSTRALIA
Agroforestry Net
Agroforestry is the integration of trees and shrubs into farming landscapes for conservation and profit. It's all about farmers using trees to improve the environmental, social and economic values of their land.


Research Organizations - Canada

Simon Fraser University- Applied Science
University of Laval - Agroforestry  (French)
University of British Columbia - Land and Food
University of British Columbia - Forest and Conservation Sciences Department
University of Moncton - Eastern Canada Soil and Water Conservation Centre