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Review of research on environmental and socio-economic aspects of farm forestry - WD0109

Description
Useful advice for the development of farm forestry practices can be derived from the findings of projects within the FRCC Farm Forestry Special Topic Programme in Farm Forestry, together with related MAFF-funded and JAFP projects, and other projects outside these programmes. These findings will only be fully used if they are collated and disseminated in an accessible format. Such a collation is required to make practical applications clear to those in the field and make evident the areas where further research is needed.

The general aim is to review recent research on the environmental and socio-economic
aspects of farm forestry and to assist the transfer of information to farmers and policy
makers.

The specific objectives are:

i) Review research results on the socio-economic and environmental aspects of Farm Forestry.
ii) Assess the main results and conclusions from this work and their practical application to farm woodland establishment and management at the local, regional and national levels.
iii) Review methods of technology transfer which might be used to provide greater dissemination of farm forestry research results, and make recommendations.
iv) Identify gaps in our current understanding which may be limiting the achievement of environmental and socio-economic benefits from farm woodlands.
v) Produce a technical report for the FRCC covering objectives (i) to (iv).
vi) Produce a summary report in a form suitable for an FRCC publication, which presents the main conclusions arising from the work and enables the research results to be put into practice. Any recommendations may be relevant at scales ranging from the farm level to a strategic/policy level.
Objective
Review research results on the socio-economic and environmental aspects of Farm Forestry. Assess the main results and conclusions from this work and their practical application to farm woodland establishment and management at the local, regional and national levels. Review methods of technology transfer which might be used to provide greater dissemination of farm forestry research results, and make recommendations. Identify gaps in our current understanding which may be limiting the achievement of environmental and socio-economic benefits from farm woodlands. Produce a technical report for the FRCC covering objectives above. Produce a summary report in a form suitable for an FRCC publication, which presents the main conclusions arising from the work and enables the research results to be put into practice. Any recommendations may be relevant at scales ranging from the farm level to a strategic/policy level.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1995

Cost: £12,375
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Natural Environment Research Council
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Fields of Study
Farm Woodlands