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The project Measure your food forest harvest is a uniform and accessible way to measure the main yields of food forests. It concerns biodiversity, CO2 storage, soil improvement and the harvest in the traditional sense of the word with herbs, fruits, nuts and any proceeds from excursions etc.
In 2020, The Plant , Wageningen University & Research and Communicatiebureau de Lynx developed the online tool ‘ Meet your food forest harvest’ together with Foodforest Ketelbroek and the Welna estate. This allows food forest owners to measure and track the harvests of food forests themselves. Think of CO2 , biodiversity, the soil and of course the economic harvests. The tool is accessible free of charge, the measurements are very easy to do yourself, the method is scientifically substantiated and you can compare your forest with other food forests. Young food forests are also already measurable.
The results can serve as a basis for financing applications and help food forest owners to compare themselves with others in order to learn from each other.
More information can be found here.
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