A study lead by the University of Reading has shown that incorporating trees into arable cropping can double the number of pollinators present. Taking steps to increase pollinator levels is likely to become part of the new Defra ELMS scheme which will replace the CAP by 2028. 

Hear IfA’s own Stephen Briggs describing the benefits of agroforestry on BBC Farming Today, with Anna Hill and Secretary of State George Eustice.


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