Syntropic Agroforestry Rapid Yield Strategies for Mediterranean Fruit Orchards

Syntropic Agroforestry Orchard with Red Fruit as a Cash Crop in Mediterranean

Syntropic Agroforestry: Rapid Yield Strategies for Mediterranean Fruit Orchards Intercropping apple trees, berries, and paulownias in an agroforestry system in a Mediterranean garden This article describes a certain agroforestry system that works […]

The Importance and Way of Layering Plant Species in a Syntropic System

Layering Plant Species in Syntropic Systems: Enhancing Productivity and Sustainability In my previous articles, we focused on the benefits of syntropic farming in water management, leading to generating farmlands on […]

Water Conservation Measures The role of Mombasa grass in a Syntropic System

Water Conservation Measures: The Role of Mombasa Grass in a Syntropic System

In my first article, I described how a course on syntropic agroforestry in Curaçao changed the direction of farming on that small but gorgeous island. In this article, I want […]

The Impact of Syntropic Agroforestry on Water Usage and Farm Resilience

The Impact of Syntropic Agroforestry on Water Usage and Farm Resilience

“Planting water”: How agroforestry helped crops become drought resilient – A real-life example The personal testimony of Roland van Reenen, a Forest Farmer from Curaçao’  It was the year 2019, and I […]

Practices to adapt and cope with climate change

What practices and approaches should be adopted in agriculture to cope with climate change

Towards a resilient agriculture Agriculture is a sector that contributes to global warming and suffers its consequences but also offers opportunities for adaptation and mitigation. Agriculture’s ability to cope with […]

What is a Silvopastorure and how can farmers apply and benefit from it

What is Silvopasture and how can farmers apply and benefit from it

Why should we plant trees in the pasture? Silvopastoral systems offer an alternative for income diversification and a more sustainable approach to livestock farming. By intentionally combining animal and forage […]

Agroforestry: Intercropping with trees on farms and pastures - with a focus on the subhumid tropics

Agroforestry: Intercropping with trees on farms and pastures – with a focus on the subhumid tropics

Figure 1 (Used as cover picture). Hedge of the nitrogen-fixing Calliandra calothyrsus successfully direct seeded with improved low-cost methods and used for fodder and fuel in a Nitrogen-deficient maize field […]