Sustainable agriculture and agroforestry

Smallholder farmers in East Africa are hit hardest by the effects on climate change. One of Vi Agroforestry most important tasks is to provide trainings and advice on how smallholder farmers can adapt to climate change. By employing Sustainable Agriculture and Land Management methods, the farmers can continue to develop their farming methods, despite drought and flooding, and ensure the families access to food. Sustainable agriculture based on agroforestry, growing trees among crops, is multi-functional and diversified, and based on agroecological methods adapted to the specific ecosystem.

Agroforestry

- Fighting poverty and climate change.

PURE AIR FERTILE SOIL ANIMAL FEED PROTECTION AGAINST SOIL EROSION FIREWOOD & BUILDINGS FOOD AND MEDICINE SHADE NITROGEN FIXING + + + + + + + +

PURE AIR

Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the air.

FERTILE SOIL

The leaves from trees are used as compost, which makes the soil moist and fertile.

ANIMAL FEED

Trees provide fodder for animals.

PROTECTION AGAINST SOIL EROSION

Trees stabilise the ground and reduce soil erosion.

FIREWOOD & BUILDINGS

Trees provide firewood, timber and potential income.

FOOD AND MEDICINE

Trees provide food, fruit and medicines.

SHADE

Trees provide shade for other plants, livestock and human beings.

NITROGEN FIXING

Trees can fix nitrogen in the soil, providing more favourable conditions for crops. 

Maesopsis Eminii a great agroforestry tree!

Learn more about Agroforestry

A complex term but an excellent method for creating a better environment and reducing poverty. Agroforestry is the deliberate growing of trees alongside crops and/or livestock so that all parties can benefit from each other. Agroforestry increases biodiversity, soil humidity and fertility, enabling diversified food production and increased yields. The trees prevent soil erosion and bid carbon dioxide – agroforestry provides productivity and mitigates the impact of climate change. The trees provide shade, feed for the animals, compost material – and, in fact, also moisture to the soil. An agroforestry tree contributes with more water than it consumes. Agroforestry helps to recreate a natural ecosystem. It results in bigger harvest, a better climate and increased resistance to the effects of climate change.