Agroforestry is the spatial or temporal combination of trees and crops or livestock. It exploits biological and economic synergies to produce better land management, higher productivity, higher and more stable local incomes, reduced project risks and positive environmental and social impacts.
Tropical agroforestry projects typically combine forestry activities (timber, industrial tree crops or fruit trees) with cattle, staple food crops or export crops. This allows projects to achieve profitability earlier and to generate diversified revenues over the long term.
Moringa invests in agroforestry projects which provide the environmental, social and economic aspects required for sustainable development. Moringa’s agroforestry projects create economic benefits for investors and local communities while contributing to building environmental and social resilience of land-use.
Specifically, the combination of trees and other woody plants with agricultural crops or animal husbandry contributes to: