Highlight: Agroforestry for increased resilience in Central America

September 6, 2019

Agroforestry is being used by farmer communities in Central America to enhance biodiversity while producing products with high economic and nutritional value for families. Integrating woody perennial plants on farms, including fruit and nut trees, has been found to reduce soil erosion and improve the quality and quantity of water available, while also providing long-term food and income sources and improving climate resilience. By integrating traditional and new practices, farmers are demonstrating how innovation can meet the needs of rural communities.

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