Agroforestry for climate resilience

Across Africa, thousands of farmers have found that planting the right tree species in the right places can increase their crop yields - Neil Palmer (CIAT)

Across Africa, thousands of farmers have found that planting the right tree species in the right places can increase their crop yields
© Neil Palmer (CIAT)

In Sinjela, to the east of the Zambian capital Lusaka, felling of trees for charcoal making has left the land bare and farmers in the area are struggling to cope with reduced rainfall. But some, like Moses Moonga, have begun to adopt agroforestry on their farms, planting a variety of trees and shrubs that offer multiple benefits, both to the farmers and to the environment. Moses explains to Friday Phiri about the trees he has planted and the benefits they give, while extension officer Austin Chilala from the Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre, explains how agroforestry trees can improve soil fertility and provide an extra source of food, as well as poles for building.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Interview by:
Country:
Zambia
Duration:
6'06"
Date published:
June 2012
 
 
 

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