Trees for Change series

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In 2008, the World Agroforestry Centre asked me to visit a project in Malawi which was helping tens of thousands of farmers to grow more food and improve their welfare by planting trees on their farms – in other words, by practising agroforestry. The result was a 30-page booklet which provided an insight into both the science behind the project and the benefits for Malawi’s farmers. Farming Trees, Banishing Hunger was the first booklet in a new series, Trees for Change. Since then I have written many other booklets about programmes and projects managed by the World Agroforestry Centre.

Agroforestry – growing trees on farms – provides a range of goods and services which are helping hundreds of millions of people to improve their welfare and incomes. The World Agroforestry Centre, whose headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, is leading research in the field, and you can learn more about its work on its website.