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How farming forests can restore biodiversity, build climate resilience and create economic opportunities

Agroforestry is a regenerative farming system which produces food in and around forested areas. This approach improves soil health, restores degraded ecosystems, encourages biodiversity, develops climate resilience and creates economic opportunities for local communities.

This film looks at three separate case studies across the Global South. In Ghana’s Atebubu and Wiase region, farmers are growing cashews among reintroduced indigenous tree species, improving soil quality and reforesting degraded land. In Venezuela’s Hacienda San José, a rare species of cocoa is being farmed among papaya, mango and mahogany. And in India’s Andhra Pradesh, the Sustainable Spices Initiative is helping Project Giri Pragati increase yields of turmeric and other spices and create new value chains and revenue for local farmers.

With thanks to:

Patrick Worms, Senior Science Policy Advisor, World Agroforestry

Rose Kobusinge, Environmental Scientist, Inovaland

Abraham Yelley, Project Coordinator, Atebubu & Wiase area, Inovaland

Adokoh Sledge, Environmental Officer, African Plantation Sustainable Development

Cynthia Agyeiwaa, Atebubu & Wiase area

Nathalie Seddon, Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford

Rosmelis Brazón, Agricultural Manager, Haçienda San José, Domori/Casa Franceschi

Saurabh Sinha, Programme Manager, IDH Trade

Krishna Rao, CEO, Kovel Foundation

Gangapujari Suhasini, Project Giri Pragati

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