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The Role of Agroforestry Systems in Increasing Water Availability

Agroforestry in the Mediterranean: Enhancing Water Availability in Agriculture (Cover photo by Seppe Deckx from the Agroforestry plot at La Junquera Regenerative Farm) The agroforestry system is an agricultural land-use […]

Climate-Smart Forestry: Strategies, Benefits and Challenges

Climate-Smart Forestry: Strategies for Carbon Sequestration and Sustainable Management Introduction Forests are crucial to Earth’s ecosystem, offering ecological, economic, and social benefits. Climate change poses a global challenge, impacting forested […]

Birds An Essential Player in the Agroecosystem Balance

Birds: An Essential Player in the Agroecosystem Balance

The Crucial Role of Birds in Our Ecosystem: Benefits, Monitoring, and Conservation How Birds Shape our Environment Birds are the only living descendants of dinosaurs, and they have evolved over […]

Farmers on the Frontlines of Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions

Empowering Smallholder Farmers: Sustainable Solutions for Climate-Resilient Food Systems Demand for local sustainable and productive food systems is rising while witnessing that the global systems relying on intensive, extractive practices […]

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 […]

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 […]

Agroforestry as an opportunity for biocyclic vegan agriculture

Agroforestry as an opportunity for biocyclic vegan agriculture

Lecture in the context of the ”Forum Biozyklisch-Veganer Anbau”: Agroforestry as an opportunity for biocyclic vegan agriculture Agroforestry systems offer numerous climate and environmental benefits and, at the same time, […]

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 […]