The Carbon Farming Solution

A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security

videos: tree intercropping systems

 

These systems add a perennial element like trees, shrubs, or perennial grasses to annual crop production. Most sequester carbon at low to medium rates, often 5-10 times higher than improved annual cropping systems alone.

 

Protective Systems

Windbreaks in USA:

Riparian buffers in USA:

 

Support Intercropping Systems

The Sloping Agricultural Land Technique (SALT) in the tropical Asian highlands:

Contour hedgerows - grass strips in Vietnam and Thailand.

 

Inga alley cropping in Honduras.

 

Evergreen agriculture in Africa:

Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in Niger and Burkina Faso.

 

Perennial Crop Intercropping

Strip intercropping (alley cropping) in USA:

Strip intercropping in France:

 

Fruit tree intercropping in Mexico

 

Pasture cropping in Australia:

Parkland agroforestry in the Sahel region of Africa

Strip intercropping in Uganda