Webinar – How Agroforestry Can Boost Climate Resilience and Food Security


Date(s): 01/31/2018
Time: 1:00 pm EST - 2:00 pm EST

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Event by: Grow Ahead

Event websitehttps://growahead.org/agroforestry-can-boost-climate-resilience-food-security/

About: Agriculture is the single biggest cause of deforestation and forest degradation— about 30% of the world’s forests have been completely cleared and even more have been severely degraded. According to the World Resources Institute, one and a half billion hectares of forest are best suited for restoration through agroforestry and smallholder agriculture.

We can reverse the damage we’ve done—and we can do it while we grow food. Project Drawdown ranks agroforestry practices such as “Tree Intercropping” and “Multistrata Agroforestry” as the 17th and 28th best ways to sequester greenhouse gas emissions. Trees in agroforestry systems store vast amounts of carbon, comparable amounts to those of afforestation and forest restoration, while enabling farmers to leave the bulk of their land in agricultural production, promoting food security. Farmers gain income and resilience from multiple crops growing on unique timelines.

Join us for your lunch break for a free webinar to learn about the science behind one of the 100 leading climate solutions from agroforestry expert and Project Drawdown Senior Fellow Eric Toensmeier; the story of a leading agroforestry farm in Brazil from agroforester, businessman, and former Formula 1 racing driver Pedro Diniz; and how agroforestry can support climate resilient farms while boosting local food security for small-scale farmers from Grow Ahead’s director, Ryan Zinn Rodriguez.