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Farm2Forest – on sustainable agriculture in a biobased future

Research and society in close cooperation: that is the basis for Farm2Forest, a project aiming to produce evidence guiding Swedish and European agricultural and forestry policymaking. The idea is to combine economic and ecological data and models to evaluate different future scenarios for marginal agriculture in forest-dominated landscapes which, in terms of surface area, accounts for a significant proportion of Swedish agriculture.
Yann Clough
Agriculture and forestry are two sectors that are often considered separately. In fact, they are closely connected. Both from an ecological and an economic perspective, they must be considered together”, says Professor Yann Clough. Photo: Kennet Ruona

“Agriculture and forestry are two sectors that are often considered separately. In fact, they are closely connected. Both from an ecological and an economic perspective, there is much to gain by considering them together, says Professor Yann Clough of Lund University’s Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC.

He and his colleagues at BECC, one of the strategic research areas at Lund University, recently started a research project entitled Farm2Forest. It aims to understand the demands placed by society’s major challenges on the land use industries such as agriculture and forestry.

Read more in an article from the latest theme in Mission is Possible, a digital research magazine from Lund University: Farm2Forest – on sustainable agriculture in a biobased future

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