Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Agroforestry for climate change mitigation (journal)

Branching out: Agroforestry as a climate change mitigation and adaptation tool for agriculture

US and Canadian agricultural lands are being pressed to provide more environmental and economic services, while at the same time their capacity to provide these services under potential climate change is being questioned. Climate change will increase the growing season but also increase risks from floods, droughts and pests. One solution to this is the creation of agroforestry, which can produce high food yields while also offering resilience to extreme climate events.

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