Where — and why — is agroforestry hiding?
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Agroforestry, a land-management system that couples the growth of trees and shrubs with crops and pasture, has been scientifically proven time and again to have a multitude of benefits: improved soil health, crop yields, resilience to climate change, biodiversity and household incomes. Yet, for all the many ways it can help households, communities and companies shield themselves and prosper in the face of climate change, it’s almost entirely neglected in national and international policy. When it is recognized, it’s hardly in a substantial way.
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