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Implementing Agroforestry to Improve Productivity and the Environment
Agroforestry is a land management system that integrates the growth of trees, shrubs, crops and/or livestock together. Agroforestry provides a range of benefits including the ability to diversify production in order to be more profitable or mitigate risk, enhancing production quality and yields, promoting sustainability, improving the environment and benefiting communities at large.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been supporting the implementation of agroforestry around the world as a means to protect and improve the use of our natural resources and help millions of underprivileged people. Despite this, the system has not been widely accepted due to lack of knowledge and coordination.
At Agroforestry Group we promote the implementation of agroforestry systems as much as possible. Foregoing short term profit for the long term benefit of our stakeholders and the world we live in. It also improves production as well depending on the species integrated within the system. For example, the Durian plantations we work with all integrate different crops as well as Durian species in order to promote cross-pollination and fruit set.
Agroforestry Group and Agroforestry
Agroforestry Groups support for agroforestry land management systems such as inter-cropping provides increased efficiency, productivity gains, environmental protection and can even reverse land degradation.
Promoting implementation for all production sites
Conducting research and development on optimal combinations of trees and crops
Educating rural communities on agroforestry systems, their benefit and implementation
Millions of people could escape poverty, hunger and environmental degradation if countries put more effort into promoting agroforestry.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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