Agroforestry methods have been proven as effective tools for water management. Enhancing water capture and storage in the soil can be a cost-effective solution to minimizing drought impacts in dryland farming.
Adapting to a changing climate will be one of the key factors to the future success of agriculture. Water conservation in farm settings should start with building the capacity of the land to capture and retain precipitation. Building soil tilth with organics, as well as, using agroforestry methods, are proven tools for water management.
Finding agroforestry support can be difficult. Evaluate your information needs in light of short-term vs ongoing issues, and regulations or risks that would compel you to seek a professional.
Designing an agroforestry production system to fit your goals can be an excercise in frustration. Firstly, agroforestry can become complex because of the large number of moving parts. Your focus should therefore, be to design for outcomes, not unnecessary complexity. Secondly, agroforestry is plagued by a word-storm of terminology. This can leave you feeling great …
Getting started in agroforestry requires an assessment of your agroforestry production setting. This includes the biophysical potential, existing infrastructure and other resources, as well as the rules and regulations you must follow.