Syntropic Agroforestry Resources (in English)

Most of the information available on Syntropic Agroforestry is in Portuguese. In late-2018 English language content slowly became more widely available. I’m attempting to collect all of the English language resources in one easy to access location.

Multi-strata agroforestry, agrofloresta and successional agroforestry are terms often used interchangeably with Syntropic Agroforestry. However Syntropic Agroforestry is being used to specifically refer to the philosophy and practices developed by Ernst Götsch in Brazil.

Please let me know if I’ve missed any useful resources and I’ll add them here.

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Official Resources

Practice Manuals

Academic Papers



Individual videos are collected in my YouTube playlist. If you are having trouble understanding, the closed captioning can help (click the [cc] button in the video toolbar). Below are other playlists and a handful of the best resources I’ve found.

Internet Forums

Syntropic Farms


With gratitude to …

  • … all the farmers, teachers, students and translators who have developed this knowledge and shared it so generously with the world.
  • Ursula Arztmann for contributing the wonderful Mediterranean infographics.
  • Roger Gietzen for pointers to helpful resources.
  • … Andrew Cavanagh for sharing many links.


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