Syntropic Agroforestry Resources in English

When I was studying Syntropic Agroforestry, I was learning from Namastê Messerschmidt. He is Brazilian and so the course was translated into English with a translator while we were there. He would recommend some books and material, but at the time they were in Portuguese, for obvious reasons.

I was given a couple of PDF’s and decided to use Google Translate to translate them. Now, I will admit right now that the translations aren’t great, and ideally it’s better if it was professionally done. However it seemed to be enough for people to get an idea.

Along with the PDF’s I translated, I have added, and will continue to add, links and other resources in English for Syntropic Agroforestry in order to help share and spread this really interesting agricultural method.

If you have any excellent resources or books or anything else, please let me know in the comments so we can make this the most comprehensive resource list for Syntropic Agroforestry in English.

PDF’s on Syntropic Agroforestry in English

Principles of Syntropic Agroforestry” by Ernst Götsch

Agroforest’ing the World from Machete to Tractor” by Namastê Messerschmidt

Illustrated Guide to Agroforestry” by João Paulo Becker Lotufu Junior

Syntropic Farming Guidebook” by Roger Gietzen, MD

Websites on Syntropic Agroforestry

Agenda Götsch –

Syntropia –

Syntropic Farms –

Working Plant Database – Syntropic Plant Database by Victor Marlinport

Facebook Groups & Pages

Syntropic Agriculture Community


Syntropic Farms Australia

SARI – Syntropic Agroforestry Research Institue

Videos on Syntropic Agroforestry

Life in Syntropy with Ernst Götsch

Agenda Götsch CHANNEL –

Introducing the Concept of Syntropic Agroforestry by Thriving with Nature
What is Syntropic Agroforestry with Namastê Messerschmidt with English Subtitles
An example of a Consortium in Syntropic Agroforestry with Scott Hall

Gabalah Syntropic Farm

An example of growing annual crops through Syntropic Agroforestry with Scott Hall by Thriving with Nature
Regenerating the Forest with Syntropic Agroforestry with Scott Hall

Please comment below if you discover other English resources that I can help share!

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