Agroforestry = Climate mitigation (Mongabay)

Please check this Mongabay.com article on agroforestry –Agroforestry is a practice that integrates trees, shrubs, and crops in a system that functions well together; currently agroforestry systems cover over 1 billion hectares, the size of Canada, and removes 0.73 gigatons of carbon from the atmosphere annually and which benefits food security and biodiversity--the first feature shares the ways this is a potentially key solution for the climate mitigation, water cycling, the environment, and communities.

Indigenous peoples have practiced agroforestry for millennia but this technique is now gaining popularity with farmers everywhere.

 

Link here: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/10/agroforestry-an-increasingly-popu...

 

-Juan Alvez

University of Vermont

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