Tree use statistics for production and conservation on BC Farms from the 2016 Census of Agriculture. Area planted to tree fruits and shelterbelts increasing. Forest product sales from farms up over 40%. Christmas tree plantings down, number of maple taps is up.
The BC Agroforestry Industry Development Initiative archives have moved.
Silvopastures can be viewed as form of insurance for ranching. They diversify forage production, add other renewable products for sale and offer social benefits to the beef sector.
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada’s (AAFC) decision last week to axe its long-running shelterbelt program, is not only a set-back for agroforestry in Canada, but could also have severe short and long-term implications for the sustainability of Prairie agriculture.
The low adoption rate of agroforestry practices on public lands can be attribed to the lack of agroforestry tenures and the prevailing land use philosophy of managing conflicts, not integrating activities to create positive outcomes.