Vi Agroforestry teaches agroforestry and sustainable farming methods to small-scale farmers according to the Sustainable Agricultural Land Management (SALM) methodology.
SALM is a methodology that helps farmers adapt to climate change, reduce vulnerability, increase resilience and increase harvests and incomes. In addition, it leads to increased biodiversity. SALM encompasses several different sustainable farming methods. This includes agroforestry (planting of trees and crops), composting, cover crops and sustainable energy. As the method builds up organic matter in the soil, it also increases the resistance to climate impact, such as drought and rainfall, and helps to store more carbon in the soil. Tree planting also contributes to wood, fruit, animal feed and shade. An important part of SALM is the training and implementation of sustainable water use, which contributes to reduced vulnerability and increased resilience.