agforward WP5


Work-package 5 focuses on the application of agroforestry in livestock systems across three sectors: i) poultry, ii) ruminants and iii) pigs. The work-package will seek to identify innovations that address the bottlenecks identified by livestock farmers, with the aim of improving product quality and profitability whilst enhancing the environment.

The detailed objectives are:

  1. To identify examples of existing best practice, the key challenges, and possible innovations to address those challenges, within stakeholder working groups within a Participatory Research and Development Network (PRDN) related to the use of agroforestry in poultry, ruminant, and pig production systems.(See the agroforestry for livestock systems groups here)

  2. To describe and explain the key inputs, outputs, and ecosystem service flows, for a case study system in selected countries, associated with the use of agroforestry in poultry, ruminant and pig production systems (in association with WP6). (see report here)

  3. To agree, with the PDRN, key innovations or improvements in quantification to promote the uptake of agroforestry by livestock farmers.(See report here)

  4. To agree and implement, with the PDRN, an experimental protocol (see report here) to develop and test the proposed innovation at existing experimental facilities and through on-farm experiments, and to then analyse and interpret the results, with close involvement of the PDRN. (See initial report here)
    A final deliverable describing the lessons learnt across the PDRN is available here.

  5. To provide and promote guidelines for farmers on how to establish economically viable agroforestry practices within poultry, ruminant and pig production systems (with WP9) (See report with innovation leaflets here).