KasselAgroForestry (2024-2025)

Agroforestry systems for climate-sensitive species in northern Hesse - research into the area of transformation based on an example area in Niedermeiser (KasselAgroForestry)

Agroforestry overview page

Project objective

The core objective of the project is to analyse the potential for establishing agroforestry in the district of Kassel and in northern Hesse. Business models for various agroforestry systems will be analysed and transformation conditions in the region will be researched.

The project team expects agriculture and the landscape to benefit from agroforestry systems.

Image: FÖL / Anne Siegmeier

What are the benefits of agroforestry systems for farms?

The objective is to analyse this together with the stakeholders:

  • How can agroforestry in the North Hesse region simultaneously serve agriculture (conventional and organic) and nature and climate protection?
  • Who is interested in establishing agroforestry systems on the farm? And what is needed to make it worthwhile and feasible?
  • What potential can be developed through inter-farm co-operation in cultivation, harvesting and marketing? How can obstacles be overcome?

What is planned?

A time window until June 2024 is provided to work out what potential exists for agroforestry in the region. By March 2025, the study area and content will be extended to include local and regional planning processes. A demonstration area for agroforestry with nature conservation aspects is to be created on an area near Niedermeiser. At the same time, research is to be carried out into whether agroforestry in the region is a desirable solution component for climate-resilient, sustainable agriculture that also serves to protect species. The project is funded by the Kassel Regional Council (Department 24 Protected Areas, Species Protection, Biodiversity, Landscape Conservation).

The development of implementable solutions - together and at eye level with agriculture, processing, marketing, nature conservation, administration and citizens - is very important to the project team.



01.01.2024 - 31.03.2025

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