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Agroforestry incorporates the conservation and restoration of trees alongside crops and livestock. Agroforestry is especially important in small and densely populated regions, where land is scarce. It has many ecological benefits and has been shown to improve soil health and crop yields; agroforestry therefore offers a clear incentive for farmers to transition from mono-culture farming to resilient and profitable systems that function more like forests than farms.
Picture a jungle of trees and vines all producing valuable spices—things like cinnamon, black pepper, vanilla, and cardamom. Spice Forests stimulate forest regeneration alongside the production of high-value spice crops, storing carbon and reversing trends of deforestation, soil depletion, and economic decline
In addition to ensuring that at least 55% of the people we work with are women, Community Forests International delivers a variety of resources that are specifically designed for women. Empowering rural women economically creates cross-cutting benefits by improving child education, nutrition, and climate change resilience.
Agroforestry is better for people and the planet. Donate today to support agroforestry and climate-adaptive livelihood opportunities.
In partnership with Community Forests Pemba, we have been able to enable thousands of farmers to diverse crops and increase yeilds through agroforestry.
Transforming monoculture farmers to diverse agroforestry.
The number of farmers trained in agroforestry techniques.
More than half of agroforestry trainees are women.
The number of farmers reporting higher yields