Agroforestry key to climate change

A multifunctional approach of integrating agriculture and forestry will be far more effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing food production than the practice of intensifying agriculture and sparing forests, scientists say. Agroforestry, which is the use of trees on farms, enriches the soil to provide the necessary conditions for high quality food production and the trees act as carbon stocks, thus helping mitigate climate change. Malawi is currently leading in integrated farming in sub-Saharan Africa and has intensified its evergreen agriculture. The Greenbelt Initiative is one such project that will help Malawian farmers. Read more here.
Moses Michael Phiri

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