The integration of agriculture and tree production is a promising option for farmers, environment and biodiversity. We are currently investigating which combinations of trees, shrubs and livestock are most effective.
Low crop diversity makes food production more vulnerable to stress such as climate change. That is why we started the Diversifood project: more agricultural diversity leads to more robust and stable systems.
More than 250 dairy farmers in the Dutch province of Gelderland are participating in the project Vruchtbare Kringloop ["The fruits of nutrient cycling"] (2013-2015) to improve nutrient use efficiency and reduce nutrient losses to surface and groundwater.
Preparing the ground for nature: Grass-clover effective in removing soil phosphorus
Results of long term research published in Journal of Environmental Quality.