Agroforestry

Cattle grazing in field next to a shelterbelt

Agroforestry is the integration of trees into farming. In agroforestry, trees are an essential part of the farm. They help improve farm productivity and increase crop yields. Agroforestry can also make farms more profitable while helping to protect the environment.

By growing trees with crops, forage and livestock you can:

  • improve yields
  • reduce soil loss
  • conserve soil moisture
  • recycle nutrients
  • reduce the effects of agriculture

Trees and shrubs can increase a farm's profits when they are grown to produce high-value timber or other tree products (for example, fruit).

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