Helen Chesshire

Helen Chesshire


Helen is lead farming advocate at the Woodland Trust, responsible for working with both the farming sector and policy makers to promote the benefits of trees on farms.  Otherwise known as agroforestry, the deliberate integration of trees within agricultural crops and livestock is a win –win for sustainable food production and the natural environment.  The Woodland Trust can provide advice and support to farmers interested in agroforestry.  Helen grew up on a diary and sheep farm in the Midlands.

What Will It Take For Agroforestry To Become Commonplace On English Farms?

Agricology Discussion Tent

Defra have stated that they want agroforestry to be supported within ELM. In this session we will describe the Defra-funded Test on Agroforestry and its results to date. The panel will include practising agroforestry farmers who are part of the Test and who will give their perspective on what is needed to make agroforestry mainstream. […]


Agroforestry – What We Have Learnt Along the Way

NIAB Seminar Tent

Come and hear about our established agroforestry systems, we have plenty of lessons learnt from our journeys ranging from 5-15 years. Plenty of food for thought. Discover the multiple benefits you could bring for your farm as we juggle food production, climate change and biodiversity loss. Is agroforestry one of the solutions for your farm? […]