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Agroforestry: A promising ally in climate change war

Feb 12, 2018, 12:14 PM EST
(Source: Trees ForTheFuture/flickr)
(Source: Trees ForTheFuture/flickr)

Agroforestry, the practice of growing trees or shrubs around crops, allows better soil carbon sequestration than in conventional farming, thus eliminating emissions from the air and decelerating the contributors to climate change.

Agriculture accounts for nearly 24 percent of global carbon emissions, a number that can be reduced not by drastic technology changes but by utilizing a resource that farmers already have – land and its carbon capturing soil, writes Green Matters.

An assessment of data from 53 published studies around the world shows that a shift from agriculture to agroforestry raised soil organic carbon by about 34 percent, notes Science Daily.

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