Agroforestry systems include both traditional and modern land-use systems where trees are managed together with crops and/or animal production systems in agricultural settings.

FAO promotes agroforestry using multisectoral approaches. Agroforestry is in the heart of many initiatives such as watershed management, non wood forest products and enterprises, climate change mitigation and adaptation, waste water reuse, landscape restoration, food systems through integrated territorial development, urban agriculture, and trees outside forests assessments. [Read more...]

News, publications and meetings

The Final AgroCop Conference 2014: Agroforestry Systems – a Modern Response to Global Challenges of Climate Change, Food Production, Bioenergy Needs, and Environmental Restoration 25 September 2014 CNR-IBAF, Porano-Italy; 16-17, October 2014; Languages: English. [more]
5 February 2013 Millions of people could escape poverty, hunger and environmental degradation if countries put more effort into promoting agroforestry, an integrated approach combining trees with crops or livestock production. A new guide published by FAO provides ten major tracks for policy action as well as examples of best practices and success stories. [more]
Advancing agroforestry on the policy agenda: Guide for decision-makers 4 February 2013 To promote agroforestry in national policy frameworks and boost its impact, the Forestry Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UnitedNations (FAO) – in cooperation with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre (CATIE) and the Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)– has prepared this guide, designed to assist countries to support conditions that would optimize agroforestry’s contribution to national development. [more]
4 February 2013 We welcome those interested in agroforestry and climate change mitigation to participate in an online learning event organized in the Community of practice for climate change mitigation in agriculture. The event is organized jointly by the MICCA Programme and the Agroforestry Programme of FAO's Forestry Department in collaboration with key agroforestry partners, including the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) , Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) . [more]

last updated:  Wednesday, March 13, 2013