Irish grower group hails benefits of agroforestry

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by

Agroforestry, combining field growing with trees for timber or fruit, can meet environmental goals while maintaining or even enhancing productivity, according to the Irish Organic Farmers & Growers Association (IOFGA). Image: Morguefile Its development officer Grace Maher pointed out that Ireland has the highest proportion of land under grass in the EU at 48 […]

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Using Agroforestry to Save the Planet

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by

Agroforestry—the use of trees in farming—benefits both farmers and the environment. According to a recent report by Biodiversity International, the Center for International Forestry Research, the World Agroforestry Centre, and Charles Sturt University, forests contribute to the livelihoods of more than 1.6 billion people. Yet, 30 percent of the world’s forests are used primarily for the production of […]

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Five Ways Agroforestry Can Grow Forest Products and Benefit Your Land, Your Pockets & Wildlife

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by

Posted by Jocelyn Benjamin, USDA-NRCS and Kate MacFarland, USDA National Agroforestry Center, on October 19, 2016 Much of the beauty in American agricultural landscapes is complemented by the trees in those landscapes. We depend on these tree’s products every day–from the paper our children use in school, to many of the fruits we […]

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Immense benefits from agroforestry in rural Cameroon

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by

COMMERCIAL agriculture has received a major boost and the impact of climate change minimised in Cameroon thanks to the adoption of agro-forestry techniques by thousands of farmers. The World Agroforestry Centre (formerly the known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry-Icraf), an organisation with a vision of rural transformation in the developing world, introduced […]

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Agroforestry and Its Benefits

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by

  Agroforestry is the management and integration of trees, crops and/or livestock on the same plot of land and can be an integral component of productive agriculture. It may include existing native forests and forests established by landholders. It is a flexible concept, involving both small and large-sized land holdings. Scientifically speaking, agroforestry is […]

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