Agro forestry: Money from fruits and from the crops.

Planting trees along with crops insures farmers.
Om Prakash Shukul a small farmer from Bihar, India, began planting trees on his farm after following an awareness programme on agroforestry in his community.  A few years later he is happy with the results

“I earn from the crop as well as by selling mangoes. So far, I am very happy with the results,”  watch him in this video.

Om Prakash who earns an income from the mangoes, hopes to do so for the next few years, and has an additional security planted guava, should his crops fail. By diversifying his farm produce and adopting this 'climate-smart' intervention, he feels he is better prepared to cope with erratic weather events and the challenges from changing climate.

It might take time - but agroforestry pays off!

Agroforestry is an incredible climate-smart intervention suggested by experts. In involves planting trees, around  the farm, on bundhs and between crops.
Planting trees help give an extra income for many farmers across India

Despite initial high costs, and though time to reap benefits do seem long, the wait pays off.
Interspersing crop plantations with trees leads to better ecological diversity, improves soil quality and reduces erosion, offers additional income opportunities and provides firewood and animal fodder. Rural communities often rely on forests for firewood and often spend considerable amounts of time collecting it.
See the full study from Kenya that shows how agroforestry can improve a farmer’s general standard of living. 

The impact of climate change on agriculture means that farmers have to think of new ways to adapt to changing weather patterns and fluctuating crop yields, or face the prospect of uncertainty and losses.
Relying solely on old methods and technologies could prove futile in the long-term.

Climate-smart village model plants trees in Bihar and Haryana
The Climate-Smart Village scheme initiated by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) aims to enable farmers to cope with climatic stresses through a package of strategic interventions, each customised to the local environment and based on the community’s needs. 

In South Asia, CCAFS has initiated the climate-smart village model in Bihar and Haryana.

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