Agroforestry for fruit production & soil health

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

Description of the innovative solution

Food biodiversity Regenerative agriculture

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...

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.

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

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