How agroforestry schemes can improve food security in developing countries

Caspar van Vark at the Global Development Professionals Network has written a good article about agroforestry. That means farming with trees and shrubs amongst crops and livestock. Dr van Vark calls for more discussion of agroforestry as part of improving food security.

I’m grateful to my fellow blogger anthropogen for drawing attention to this and for other writing about agroforestry.

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I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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3 Responses to How agroforestry schemes can improve food security in developing countries

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  2. EqFe says:

    This is all quite interesting and exciting. Small landholders really do have to work with close to a closed system, because most can’t afford any type of fertilizer. The idea of raising legumous shrubs to feed a a cow or some goats or sheep, and intern using the manure to fertilize crops certainly sounds like it could work.

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