Resources for covering agroforestry
The Savanna Institute provides press interviews and public presentations about agroforestry, a top climate and conservation solution. Farmers who practice agroforestry integrate trees, crops and pastured animals on their farms, which creates a cascade of benefits for the ecosystem. Scientists rank agroforestry as the top agricultural practice for drawing down carbon for the climate. The Savanna Institute works with farmers and scientists in the Midwest to lay the groundwork for widespread agroforestry adoption. Connect with us to learn more about our research, education, and outreach work to support diverse, perennial farming systems that incorporate trees.
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The Savanna Institute launches Tree Crop Improvement Program to boost Midwestern farm profitability, sustainability
$12.7 million in grants from the Grantham Environmental Trust and the Matthew Zell Family Foundation will fund tree crop breeding to improve varieties for Midwestern farmers who want to diversify their operations with perennial crops
Spring Green, WI: On Monday, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report, issuing what UN Secretary-General António Guterres described as a “clarion call to massively fast-track climate efforts by every country and every sector and on every timeframe.” The report, dubbed a ‘survival guide for humanity,’ underscores the urgency for local and global leaders to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and forecasted an overshoot of the goal as early as 2030 if major course corrections are not taken. The Savanna Institute, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit working to transition Midwest agriculture to a climate solution, issued the following statement.
Savanna Institute Provides Public Input on Implementation of Inflation Reduction Act Funding at the USDA
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is a federal agency we work with often at the Savanna Institute. NRCS is a primary federal funder of agroforestry projects in the US, and Savanna Institute's Technical Service Providers regularly help farmers apply for...
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Savanna Institute, Grantham Environmental Trust launch Canopy Farm Management to unlock Midwestern agriculture as a natural climate solution
MADISON, WI — A newly launched business, Canopy Farm Management (“Canopy”), will unlock the potential for Midwestern agriculture to become a natural climate solution, filling a key gap in an emerging industry in the region. The company represents an innovative partnership between the Savanna Institute and the Grantham Environmental Trust. With initial hubs in Illinois and Wisconsin, Canopy will focus on tree planting and management for farmers and landowners.
In the News
‘When in doubt, plant a nut tree’: the push to seed America with chestnuts
December 22, 2022
Is Agroforestry the Key to Hardier Row Crops?
December 5, 2022
EESI: The Climate Conversation:
From Farm to Table: The Role of the Farm Bill in How We Eat, Farm, and Trade
December 5, 2022
WPR: The Larry Mieller Show
Agroforestry blends crops, livestock and trees. One Midwestern non-profit is laying the groundwork for the practice to spread
November 23, 2022
Mongabay Series: Global Agroforestry
American agroforestry accelerates with new funding announcements
October 31, 2022
NPR Morning Edition
Moving cattle into the forest could help climate change, farmers and the livestock
August 17, 2022
Improve water quality by establishing riparian buffers
August 15, 2022
Quivira Coalition: Down to Earth
Food, forests and farms: an intro to agroforestry
May 24, 2022