Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Friday, July 19, 2013

Partnerships for Evergreen Agriculture in Africa

17 July 2013. Dennis Garrity, Drylands Ambassador, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) talks about developing partnerships for Evergreen Agriculture in Africa. He was interview at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) Science week which was organised in collaboration with the Government of Ghana [6th Africa Agriculture Science Week from July 15-19 in Accra, a continental gathering of all stakeholders involved in African agriculture].

The purpose of Evergreen Agriculture in Africa is to integrate trees in the cropping system and to improve soil fertility and provide more fodder and fuel wood and timber for house holds throughout the continent. There is a greater systems perspective in integrating crops, livestock and trees in farming systems in ways that we benefit from the synergies that occur when you think of the whole system rather than one commodity at the time. (...)

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