Agroforestry Fact Sheet Series

Jess Robinson, Kevin Wolz | 2018

With support from a SARE grant, The Savana Institute created an “Understanding Agroforestry” fact sheet series. Users can download free one-page descriptions of five common agroforestry practices.

  1. Alley Cropping: The cultivation of crops in the alleys between regularly spaced rows of trees or shrubs.
  2. Silvopasture: The intentional integration of trees, pasture, and livestock, managed as a single system.
  3. Windbreaks: Strips of trees and shrubs designed to enhance crop or livestock production while providing conservation benefits.
  4. Riparian Buffers: Strips of permanent vegetation alongside a stream, lake, or wetland.
  5. Forest Farming: The cultivation of specialty crops under existing forest canopies.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.