Swiss farmers don’t adopt agroforestry because they fear for their reputation

@article{Sereke2015SwissFD,
  title={Swiss farmers don’t adopt agroforestry because they fear for their reputation},
  author={Firesenai Sereke and Martin Dobricki and James T. Wilkes and Alexandra Kaeser and Anil Graves and Erich Szerencsits and Felix Herzog},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  year={2015},
  volume={90},
  pages={385-394}
}
Agricultural policy in Europe is moving towards greater support of multifunctional agriculture, such as agroforestry systems. However, modern farmers appear to be resisting this change. Trees in agricultural landscapes have been declining, despite increasing direct payments for their ecosystem services. To understand the drivers of farmer behaviour in Switzerland with regard to practicing agroforestry, we interviewed 50 farmers using a semi-quantitative and open ended questionnaire. In terms of… CONTINUE READING

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