Agroforestry has been used to refers to a collection of land use strategies and agricultural technologies including incorporation of trees into agricultural systems. The practice has gone on for a long time. As farmers adopted more of monocropping resulting from intensified food production, integrating trees and farming became more disconnected. The negative environmental and social consequences of intensifying food production systems resulted in agroforestry gaining popularity as an alternative. Agroforestry systems assume various forms including tree integration with livestock, fisheries or bee-keeping, forest farming, agrosilvipasture (livestock and crop integration), agrisulviculture (crop integration), silvopasture (livestock integration) and urban agroforestry.
The adoption of agricultural innovations has become a pivotal adaptation mechanism for smallholder farmers in Kwale, to prepare and deal with potential shocks and uncertainty, including of Climate Change. It has been proven to be highly impactful including at improving adaptive capacities of farmers, building resilience of local farming systems and providing diversified livelihood benefits for smallholder farmers in Kwale. Working in collaboration with various stakeholders including communities, we are committed to catalyse the adoption of mostly agrisilviculture in Kwale to reverse the degradation of landscapes as well as improve livelihoods of local communities in Kwale, Kenya.