End: oct 2021
Start: nov 2018
As productivity of forestry is lower in northern/arctic areas as compared to more southern locations, multiple use of forests should be emphasized in Barents region. Agroforestry, a practice which intentionally combines agriculture and forestry to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems, is one potential but poorly understood and developed practice of forest multiple use. Agroforestry takes advantage of the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops and/or livestock. Potential agroforestry practices suitable for Barents region conditions would be, for example, forest farming of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) like wild berries and mushrooms, effective utilization of wild herbs and production of high quality regional honeys.