Putting pigs in the shade: the radical farming system banking on trees | John Vidal

A farm in Portugal is showing how the ancient art of
silvopasture – combining livestock with productive trees – may
offer some real answers to the climate crisis

The land to the north of the village of Foros de Vale Figueira
in southern Portugal has been owned and farmed through the
centuries by Romans, Moors, Christians, capitalists, far rightists,
even the military. It has been part of a private fiefdom, worked by
slaves as well as communists.

Now this 100-hectare (247-acre) patch of land just looks
exhausted – a great empty grassland without trees, people or
animals, wilting under a baking Iberian sun.

Source: FS – All-News2-Economy
Putting pigs in the shade: the radical farming system banking on trees | John Vidal