2015 Annual Meeting of the Farm Woodland Forum

Topic

Woodfuel from Agroforestry

Dates

Monday 18th May and Tuesday 19th May

Location

Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury RG20 0HR

Organiser

Dr Jo Smith

jo.s@ORGANICRESEARCHCENTRE.COM

Programme

The presentations can be downloaded from the Organic Research Centre website

http://www.organicresearchcentre.com/?i=articles.php&art_id=773&go=Information%20and%20publications

 

Agroforestry Policies in the EU - Gerry Lawson, European Agroforestry Federation

Agroforestry Options in Scotland - Mike Strachan, Forestry Commission Scotland

Agroforestry and the Afforestation Programme in the Republic of Ireland - Eugene Curran, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Republic of Ireland

Quantifying Agroforestry in Europe, with a Focus on the UK - Paul Burgess, Cranfield University

AGROFE, Developing Agroforestry Training in Europe - Stephen Briggs, Abacus Organic Associates Ltd.

Understanding and Measuring Impact in Interventions Involving Agroforestry and Bioenergy - Steve Newman, Biodiversity International Ltd., Faversham, Kent

Domestic Firewood in Wales: Where Does it Come From and How Much Energy Does it Generate? - James Walmsley, Bangor University

The Evolution of Forest Owner Groups in Ireland - John Casey, TEAGASC

Alley Coppice: an Alternative Land Use System - Rory Lunny, Queens University, Belfast

Predicting Ash Growth in Farm Woodlands - Matt Upson, Cranfield University

Management of Irish Ash in the Light of Ash Dieback - Ian Short, TEAGASC Forestry Development Department

How Much Additional Biomass Does Ivy (Hedera helix) Contribute to Woodlands? A Preliminary Study- Ian Grange, Royal Agricultural University

Field Visits

Tours were made of the Agroforestry and Hedgerow Woodfuel trials at Elm Farm, and to the Agroforestry system at Little Hidden Farm, Hungerford (courtesy of Bill Acworth)

Field visit report/sites/www.agroforestry.ac.uk/files/Field%20Visits%20Report%20JS.docx