Resources for Furthering Multifunctional Agroforestry

Groups and Organizations

The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri, established in 1998, is one the world's leading centers contributing to the science underlying agroforestry, the science and practice of intensive land-use management combining trees and/or shrubs with crops and/or livestock.

The USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) accelerates the application of agroforestry through a national network of partners. Together, they  conduct research, develop technologies and tools, coordinate demonstrations and training, and provide useful information to natural resource professionals.

SI is a science-based research and education organization that promotes agroforestry as an alternative to current destructive agricultural practices. Their work is dedicated to advancing woody crops and polyculture farming solutions. They are committed to developing a resilient agricultural system in the Midwest that is grounded in agroforestry and inspired by the savanna biome.

The mission of Green Lands Blue Waters is to support the development of and transition to a new generation of multi-functional agricultural systems in the Mississippi River Basin and adjacent areas that integrate more perennial plants and other continuous living cover into the agricultural landscape.

The Society for Perennial Research & Outreach (SPROUT) is an online GIS map focused on locating and contacting individuals involved in perennial agriculture.

The mission of AFTA is to promote the wider adoption of agroforestry by landowners in temperate regions of North America. AFTA's educational programs are aimed at facilitating the exchange of scientific and practical information about  temperate agroforestry.

MarketMaker is a national network of states that connect farmers and fishermen with food retailers, grocery stores, processors, caterers, chefs, and consumers. It is an ever-growing effort to build a virtual infrastructure that brings healthier, fresher, and more flavorful food to the average consumer.

The Land Institute is a science-based research organization that promotes an alternative to current destructive agricultural practices. Their work is dedicated to advancing perennial grain crops and polyculture farming solutions.

The Land Institute is committed to researching food production methods that sustain the land, a precious resource in an increasingly precarious state around the globe.