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About

The author of the blog - Mauricio Sagastuy

Are you a farmer wanting to know more about the practical aspects of agroforestry and the economics related to it? Or perhaps you're intrigued by the idea of establishing agroforestry systems in different contexts, such as gardens, urban areas, or small plots of land? If so, you have come to the right place! 


My name is Mauricio Sagastuy. I started this blog in order to teach about the practicalities of agroforestry in temperate climates. Here, you will learn how to design, establish, and manage agroforestry systems. You will also learn about how to finance a new agroforestry project, how to budget for it, and what are the economic risks and potential rewards when working with it. Additionally, the purpose of this blog is to be a platform where people can connect and discuss these topics.

I have been studying and working with agroforestry for approximately 10 years. During the first 5 years of my career, I studied agroforestry as part of my bachelor's in Forestry and Environment in Germany, and later during my master's in Environmental Science in Sweden. Due to my background in natural science, I like to  analyze and teach about agroforestry with science as my guiding principle.

 

However, I am aware that science can´t provide all the solutions, especially when it is related to the practical aspects of agroforestry. Therefore, I have been fortunate enough to be able to establish and manage different agroforestry systems (forest gardens, forest farms, windbreaks, and alley-cropping systems) with my colleagues at the Land Management School of Angereds gård in Gothenburg, Sweden. There, I have been working as a teacher in agroforestry since 2019.

 

In this school I am leading a very interesting project since 2021, where we are creating the biggest and most biologically diverse test-field for agroforestry in Sweden. Moreover since 2022, I am involved in a project called U-garden. In this project I have been visiting farmers working with agroforestry around Europe. The goal of the project is to write a handbook about how to work with agroforestry in Europe. The content of the handbook will be based on the experiences of the mentioned test-field and the insights gained from the farmers I visit.

If you want to be part of this journey and learn more about agroforestry, then you should subscribe below to receive the latest blog posts. I will be sharing my thoughts, experiences and I will compile the most up-to-date information about temperate agroforestry for you.

You can contact me at info@agroforestryfarming.com if you want to book a lecture about agroforestry with me or if you have any collaboration ideas.

I would be thrilled if you want to contribute actively to this platform by discussing the blog posts and sharing your own insights, scientific papers, or any relevant sources you may have. In this way, we would be creating a platform with different voices sharing relevant information for farmers or practitioners interested in learning more about agroforestry.

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