Moving North American Agroforestry Past ‘Next Big Thing’ Status

Continually characterizing agroforestry as novel seems like politico-speak for “we’ve ignored this issue along time and so we’re going to pretend we just discovered it.” It’s time to move past talk and more substantively into action. We need leaders – political, academic and industry – who will understand and vocalize agroforestry as a land use for the NOW and not just the future.

Closing the Local Food System Loop

Food production is worthy of some public funding, but don’t base that support on the total volume of output or the area in production, but rather the ratio of outputs to inputs and expand a framework supporting a transition to lower input costs without greatly sacrificing production levels.