A graduate of agroforestry is prepared to undertake activities in the field of agricultural production, forest management, management of agricultural land covered by secondary succession, cultivation of crops on low valuation soils, planning, making, and maintaining plantings on agricultural, post-agricultural, and forest land, obtaining biomass for energy purposes. , the nursery of woody plants, integrated management of agricultural and forestry production, as well as obtaining additional sources of income from non-agricultural activities. He also has knowledge about innovative solutions in technological processes, mechanization of works, and logistics as well as the basics of management, administration, marketing, and economics in the field of agriculture and forestry, agritourism, and the functioning of local government units. A graduate of agroforestry studies is a specialist combining knowledge and skills in the field of agriculture, forestry, environmental protection, economics, and management, necessary to work in companies operating in the field of agricultural and forestry production, state and local administration bodies, and organizations related to the protection and shaping of the environment, consultancy in the field of innovation in the agroforestry sector, scientific and research institutions, as well as running your own business.

 Agroforestry is a new field of study that responds to the European Union market demand for specialists in the field of innovative solutions in agriculture and forestry, necessary in the era of the observed climate changes. Agroforestry is a sustainable way of using land, which uses the knowledge of agriculture and forestry in order to optimize the economic and ecological effects of food production with the simultaneous production of wood biomass. The main production advantages of agroforestry systems are related to the better use of resources on a spatial and temporal scale, which at the same time can increase environmental benefits by reducing nutrient losses from agricultural land, increasing carbon sequestration, and increasing biodiversity.

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Dr. Sara Burbi - Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience - Coventry University, Ryton Gardens Campus, CV8 LG, UK
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