AFIF Chair Welcome Message


Welcome to our website!

The parkland and boreal fringe region of Saskatchewan is known for its rich and diverse resource base. Here the vast expanse of agricultural fields to the south meets the seemingly endless forests to the north. Traditionally, forestry and agriculture have remained distinct from each other, but the emerging interest in agroforestry and afforestation (integrating trees into agricultural production systems) in this region is creating an economic niche that is attractive to landowners, industry, government, and other interest groups.

The VISION of the Centre for Northern Agroforestry and Afforestation is to advance a sustainable agroforestry industry that contributes to developing better communities, a growing economy and a healthier environment.


  • To facilitate the coordination and collaboration of scientific research activities, both biological and socio-economic, among the stakeholders in Saskatchewan for using woody plants in agroforestry/afforestation systems on agricultural land for farm diversification, fibre production and other environmental purposes.
  • To facilitate the incorporation of the biological and socio-economic knowledge related to agroforestry/afforestation systems into the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture curriculum and into extension programs for stakeholders on the land base.
  • To network with various agencies to develop Saskatchewan as a knowledge centre in Agroforestry/Afforestation.

Our website is designed to profile the research activities of our working group, and provide useful information for:
  • Landowners, woodlot managers
  • Forest management companies
  • Government
  • Research organizations