Agroforestry is a means of land-use management in which trees and shrubs are grown along agricultural and pasture land to enhance top soil stability and prevent erosion. They also enhance overall green-cover and biodiversity and function as buffers on the peripheries of the urban areas at the time of peak rainfall events. Through diverse strategies combining reforestation, horticulture and animal husbandry, agroforestry also increases crop production and local economic gains.
Slows flow rate of rain downstream
Protects from erosion
Added Benefits (versus a concrete channel)
Reduces overheating with green surfaces
Drought-resistant food supply
Nutritional and medicinal benefits through diversified crops
Potential timber production