|Date||14 Feb 2008|
Farm forestry (FF) is a practice used by some African subsistence farmers. It has the potential to address many ills in the agricultural and wildlife landscape: rising water tables, declining biodiversity, soil acidity, diminishing farm income, to name a few. Addressing these issues requires legal and institutional frameworks, adequate information, planning and design.
Farm forestry can, particularly protect the watersheds through regulation and control of wind and water erosion, stabilisation of water catchments and to mitigate climate change, among others, if encouraged and planned well. Food trees provide foodstuff for mans food basket whilst providing room for an increasing biodiversity. Tree planting on farmlands can be impeded unless its full potentials are explicitly explained to the various actors. This project is built on the previous work on Sango bay ecosystem, from which the following demands were put forward:
The objective is to ensure that there is a greater level of information available for decision making in this area, based on good forest science. This project will also have an emphasis on harvesting and marketing of farm forestry products.
The following activities will be carried out:
This will be done alongside the other activities, throughout the project period.
Read about his previous project at http://www.ruffordsmallgrants.org/rsg/projects/celsus_senhte or for more information contact: