Virginia Tech's agroforestry team is a collaborative, trans-disciplinary group of faculty, students, and staff working to advance and expand these practices and systems in temperate and tropical regions through innovative research, education and outreach programming.


Our mission is to discover, teach, and disseminate knowledge about the biophysical, social, and economic factors that affect management practices and influence the adoption and permanence of agroforestry systems.


What is Agroforestry?

Agroforestry is the intentional integration of agricultural and forest management practices that are designed to create greater economically and environmentally sustainable farming systems and more aesthetically pleasing landscapes.

We focus on the following in our research and communication:

New Markets, New Products, New Values

Adoption, Adaptation, Permanence

Advances in Technology and Operations

Economic Insights and Financial Tools

Production Science

Environmental Benefits

Culture, Communication, Context

Policy and Practices