Agro-forestry Environmental Services for Increasing Value and Energy

Expected yields and demands in land use and agriculture are constantly increasing. Along with food and feed production, cultivation of renewable raw materials as resources for energy production has been growing in importance for years now. The intensive agricultural use has consequences for the environment, such as decreasing biodiversity, the hazard of soil degradation, accumulation of unwanted substances in the soil, as well as insufficient resistance to climate change.  In the Innovation Group AUFWERTEN, researches investigate how intensive agricultural use can be managed to be more sustainable through joint cultivation of agricultural woods and field crops on the same parcel of land (agro-forestry).

source: : BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

Project duration

01.11.2014 – 31.07.2019

Project webpage


Dr. Christian Böhm

Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg

+49 355 -69-4145

+49 355 -69-2323


Project partners

  • Amt Kleine Elster
  • Biomasse Schraden e.V. (BS e.V.)
  • Landwirtschaftsbetrieb Domin
  • Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik Potsdam-Bornim e.V. (ATB)
  • Technische Universität München
  • Universität Bayreuth