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
The company sells quality raw organic nuts, savoury flavoured nuts, and sweet nut brittle at Borough Market, Monday - Saturday.
The enterprise plants and maintains the future supply chains of hazelnut and walnut alley cropping. These farms combine cereals with nut trees to reduce soil loss by up to 50%, cleaning our rivers and restoring soil integrity.