Agroforestry Solutions to Address Food Security and Climate Change Challenges in Africa
Many parts of Africa face food insecurity and land degradation, challenges which will only be exacerbated by the impacts of climate change. The article proposes that agroforestry has the potential to improve the resilience of small farmers by enhancing soil fertility and providing food and fuel sources. However there has not been widespread adoption of agroforestry strategies across Africa.
conclusions & takeaways
The article argues that to increase agroforestry adoption in Africa, there must be greater support for the practice from public policies, which must recognize and promote the potential of agroforestry to both improve farmer livelihoods and play a role in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The article also describes different types of agroforestry systems found across Africa.
Agroforestry solutions to address food security and climate change challenges in Africa. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 2014;6:61–67. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2013.10.014..
- World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), United Nations Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
- World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Jalan Cifor, Situgede, Bogor, Indonesia
- African Forest Forum (AFF), United Nations Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya