Food and Forest is a social enterprise established to expand the use of agroforestry farming. All profit from the trade in products is directed towards a three point incentive package to make alley cropping a reality.
The package deals with the three major obstacles hindering the expansion of this farming method. Specifically; the current grant confusion, the risk of a new crop, and the huge gap between investment and return. These obstacles are overcome with the following:
1. Development of a specific, one-off, alley cropping grant.
2. A futures contract for future nut purchase at point-of-planting.
3. An equity release system to liquify timber value before harvest
Download the 3-point Agroforestry Incentive package here
We operate a stall selling a range of sweet and savoury nuts at Borough Market, Monday - Saturday.
Our aim is to generate demand and recognition for agroforestry produce. This forms one aspect of a three point plan to incentivise agroforestry farming in the UK.
The enterprise plants and maintans the future supply chains of hazelnut and walnut alley cropping. These farms combine cereals wih nut trees to redue soil loss by up to 50%, cleaning our rivers and restoring soil integrity.