Agroforestry for fruit production & soil health

This solution was shared by PRE-LAUNCH RESEARCH TEAM , 14 May 2021

Print date: 14 April 2024 10:32

Description of the innovative solution

Food biodiversity Regenerative agriculture Diet diversity Healthy diet

Soil degradation includes soil fertility decline, nutrient imbalance and erosion. Such phenomena can lead to decreased capacity of soils to regulate water flows as well as a loss of biodiversity. This innovation proposes to implement fruit tree plantations through agroforestry practices. This could regulate land degradation, provide income, nutritional benefits and carbon retention. Further, planting trees in (mountain) watersheds generates resilient and effective watersheds. Drought-resistant fruit trees could be opted for, but a diversity of outputs could be possible such as fodder crops, creating multi-functional landscapes.

Supply chain segment

Agricultural inputs and primary production practices

Maturity level

Moving to scale


Food affordability Climate mitigation Climate adaptation Water use Soil health Increasing agrobiodiversity

SDG target

SDG 2: Zero Hunger SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being SDG 10: Reduced Inequality SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production SDG 13: Climate Action SDG 15: Life on Land



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Fruit-tree portfolios for nutrition study
Scientific paper
Study on effects of farm production using 'fruit-tree portfolios,' which select socio-ecologically and nutritionally important fruit tree species, in Kenya.
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