Ian Knight

Ian Knight


Ian Knight is an independent agricultural consultant and Director at Abacus Agri with a background in farm management and agronomy. He has a particular focus on organic farming and agroforestry systems. Ian is a lead advisor for Defra on rural grants and assisted the development of SFI support payments for agroforestry. Ian is also a principal partner in UKRI EU Horizon Climate Farm Demo aiming to demonstrate the crucial role British farmers play as part of the solution to climate change. At home Ian runs a smallholding with silvopasture and coppice agroforestry.

Navigating Grant Funding Opportunities to Build the Business Case for Agroforestry

Agroforestry Tent (PF B12)

Defra support payments for agroforestry are finally reaching the market, but how can farmers and land managers take full advantage to create sustainable incomes from commercial tree planting while delivering public goods