The farm in Gunarsholt belongs to the governmental agency – Soil Conservation Service (SCS). In 1944, Icelandic government purchased the land and undertook efforts to restore the land to the sustainable production. After many years of intensive work, the farm is presently simply submerged in greenness.
The Riecken family is converting their dairy farm Eichhof in northern Germany to a silvopastoral agroforestry farm. Felix and his sister Sina Riecken, young farmers of just 26 and 28 years, see agroforestry as an appropriate way to solve burning problems of the world, such as the acute danger of climate change.
The former Sylva-Saltus-Ager land use system of the Romans, by which the forest, the pasture and the crop field were established in separate areas, have been integrated today into the so-called Dehesa land use system of southwestern Spain.
Andrzej Majerski’s farm is an organic family farm in Southern Poland (Małopolska region, Łącko district) of 24 ha which includes 10 ha of arable land (mowing-grazing usage), 1 ha of old orchards, 1.5 of new orchards and 12 ha of forest. The conversion of the farm to an organic system started in 2005 to provide value-added food products and improve farm income at the same time.
The orchards are grazed by geese and Comisana dairy sheep, while Alpine goats and Jersey cows are kept out to prevent damage to the fruit trees. All animals rotate through pastures and the forest, grazing on native grasses, forest trees and acorns.