The integration of trees within agricultural schemes sustains crop production by improving soil fertility. Trees also help to control water and wind erosion and they recycle vital nutrients back into the soil. They grow where agricultural crops might fail, allowing production on marginal lands.

Viet Nam: women workers transporting tree seedlings in a smallholders´ nursery
FAO photo by L. De Matteis

More photos in this series:
  • Burkina Faso: closeup of hand holding wild fruits
  • Peru: buffalo grazing in the shade of dagame trees
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