Agroforestry and Extension Services

Agroforestry is a land use management system that combines the cultivation of trees with crops and/or livestock. It is a sustainable and efficient way to produce food, fuel, and other products while also providing environmental benefits such as carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation, and soil conservation.

Extension services, also known as agricultural extension, are programs that provide education and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, and other members of the agricultural community. These services help farmers stay informed about new technologies, best practices, and government policies that can improve their productivity and profitability.

Together, agroforestry and extension services can be an effective way to promote sustainable land use and support rural communities. By providing farmers with the knowledge and tools they need to implement agroforestry practices, extension services can help increase the adoption of these practices and the benefits they provide.


Some examples of agroforestry practices include:

  • Agroforestry systems (AFS)
  • Alley cropping
  • Forest farming
  • Windbreaks
  • Riparian buffers

By incorporating these practices into their land use, farmers can improve their yields, protect the environment, and diversify their income streams. Extension services provides farmers with the training and support they need to make the transition to agroforestry and get the most out of these practices.

Additionally, agroforestry can also help mitigate the effects of climate change by sequestering carbon, conserving water, protecting soil, and preserving biodiversity.

In summary, agroforestry is a sustainable land use management system that combines trees with crops and/or livestock to produce food, fuel and other products while providing environmental benefits. Extension services provide education and technical assistance to farmers to help them adopt agroforestry practices and improve their productivity and profitability.