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What is agroforestry?
Agroforestry is a collective name for land-use systems and technologies where woody perennials (trees, shrubs, palms, bamboos, etc.) are deliberately used on the same land-management units as agricultural crops and/or animals, in some form of spatial arrangement or temporal sequence.
In agroforestry systems, there are ecological and economic interactions between the different components. Agroforestry can also be defined as a dynamic, ecologically based, natural resource management system that, through the integration of trees on farms and in the agricultural landscape, diversifies and sustains production for increased social, economic and environmental benefits for land users at all levels. In particular, agroforestry is crucial to smallholder farmers and other rural communities because it can enhance their food supply, income and health.
Agroforestry systems are multifunctional systems that can provide a wide range of economic, sociocultural, and environmental benefits.
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This project was very exciting for us as we won the Youth in Permaculture prize in 2019.
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