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Resources on intercropping trees and crops

Including trees in farmers’ fields, including intercropping food crops with trees, can provide many kinds of benefits, including improving soil fertility, reducing soil erosion, reducing the risk of bushfires, and boosting yields. 

Here are three documents which give greater detail on these and other benefits. 

Agroforestry innovations multiply crop yields in Africa [1]

Extension manual for agroforestry technologies in semi-arid Tanzania [2]

Tree intercropping ‘could save Africa’s soils [3]