How do you identify the modernisation of agroforestry?
Modern agroforestry systems are designed to achieve identified desired outcomes. For example, trees for fruit or high-valuable timber production are increasingly integrated into arable systems, because the farmers have a clear use for them. Modern agroforestry systems also distribute trees in a way that allows farmers to use modern machinery and reduce labour needs.
The members of the Swiss Agroforestry Network that participate in AGROMIX note that alongside the modernisation, acceptance and interest in agroforestry has increased in Europe in recent years, especially due to the visibility given to successful modern agroforestry farms.