Support of the DeFAF
Agriculture and climate are closely linked. On the one hand, food crops are suffering dramatically from the effects of the climate crisis. Extreme weather conditions postpone the growing seasons, drought causes fruit and vegetables to wither, and heavy rainfall drowns or damages the harvest. On the other hand, agriculture itself makes a significant contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions.
The German Association for Agroforestry (DeFAF) e.V. is committed to increasing the promotion and use of agroforestry in Germany.
A combination of woody plants, agricultural or horticultural crops, and possible keeping of livestock is called agroforestry. This multifunctional form of land use has many ecological, but also economic advantages.
On September 29 and 30, 2021, the conference took place in Bernburg (Saale) under the slogan "Thinking agriculture differently". More than 300 participants from science, practice and society took part in the event to discuss the benefits and advantages and disadvantages. In addition to questions of nature conservation and environmental services, various cultivation methods and the potential of agroforestry for communities and regions were highlighted. Interested presence participants were also able to visit two agroforestry systems research projects on site.
Despite all the funding obstacles, some makers have decided to think about agriculture differently.
We expect a lot from the concept of agroforestry and are therefore happy to support the conference with a sum of € 1,000 to help finance the room rental, catering, bus transfer for the excursions and the fees and travel expenses of the moderator and speakers.
Sources: nabu.de, agroforst-info.de