We wanted to know how farmers think about their farms and the management of these farms. Do trees feature in their needs and priorities? If not: why not? If so, which tree species would they want? Where would they want to plant them? On the farm? Along the boundary? Somewhere else?
To find out, Dr Susannah Sallu (Leeds University), Miss Eleanor Moore (PhD candidate in the TROPS lab), Margherita Lala (Leeds University) and Sergio (postdoc on the Agrisys project) set out to plan and organise workshops in our study landscape. Workshops focussing on small- and large -holder farmers and their visions for the futures of the farmed landscape.
These workshops are completed, followed up by focussed interviews. The data are currently being processed by the team. Watch this space.