The FarmTree® Tool
quantifies and projects
FarmTree Tool licences and services
A set of wide-known species that allows exploring tool's functionalities.
A perfect fit for those looking for projections of a specific performance indicator
For experts assessing multiple indicators
(a.o. economic, environmental, social)
Extra tool features: a.o. species calibration, tool customization, new indicators
Consultancy in: a.o. EFA, landscape level impact assessments, data collection
FarmTree® Tool has been used to project land use performance by multiple world-known organizations
Our Track Record
Feasibility study on Cocoa Agroforestry in Peru
ECOM, an international cocoa trading company that among other countries sources from Peru, is embarking on a mission to facilitate their produces in transitioning to cocoa agroforestry. We tailored the multi-cropping planning tool that includes local species and cocoa production specifics for the trading companies field staff to use in decision making process. Moreover, the cost benefit analysis report comparing cocoa Business As Usual and agroforestry scenarios has been produced to document the findings and facilitate cocoa agroforestry communication with farmers, government and financial institutions
Asia, Africa and Latin America
The Rabobank Acorn project requires single-species carbon sequestration projections for smallholder agroforestry business case development. FarmTree developed a protocol to project the biomass of individual species - even if they are poorly documented - and calibrate those with field-verified data by Acorn partners.
Peru, Ecuador & Costa Rica
We worked with AgroFair to model the performance of banana agroforestry compared to banana monoculture systems, to understand the benefits of cash crop diversification in terms of yields, costs-benefits, carbon sequestration and resistance to diseases. This has supported AgroFair in their ambitions to expand fair trade bananas to agroforestry.
Economic viability of biodiverse Tembawang systems in Oil Palm dominated landscapes
West Kalimantan, Indonesia
In West-Kalimantan, Oil Palm monocropping threatens natural forest as well as traditional multi-tree intercropped systems (“Tembawang”). We developed a tailored multi-cropping planning tool for field staff to assess costs and benefits of mixes of tree and crop species; based on locally collected tree and crop production and price data; including (gendered) labour. Financial Access used outcomes to develop biodiverse / regenerative business plans for local credit providers
Impact of cashew stand improvement
Ecookim, Away4Africa & DIBcoop - funded by RVO
Ivory Coast, Odienné
Old cashew stands need thinning and replanting to increase production. FarmTree's task was to provide insight in the productivity of cashew stands under different management regimes (thinning, pruning, replanting).
Develop Entrepreneurial Agroforestry Strategy for the Royal Government of Bhutan
DAI / EU-TACS / RGoB
RGoB requested for an Agroforestry Strategy to enable farmers to have low-labour, economic land use options. We developed a tailored multi-cropping planning tool that projects 30-year costs and benefits and contributed to the National Agroforestry Strategy and Programme Development.
Agroforestry in Cocoa impact projection
Tropenbos aims to restore the high forests in Western-North Ghana by looking at alternatives for cocoa monocropping. FarmTreeServices™ identified agroforestry options and calculated their present values, bearing in mind that both cocoa and shadow trees yield sellable produce in decades from now
"The FarmTree Tool and team helped us understand the value of different agroforestry systems and the potential for increased revenue over a 30-year period"
"We found the FarmTree Tool essential for predicting outcomes of highly complexes farm scenarios, among many, also agroforestry systems."
"We really valued the collaboration with FarmTree. We found the team and Tool very easy to work with and amenable to changes."
"The FarmTree Tool is a reliable instrument which can assist the farmer during critical management decisions."