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2021 North American Agroforestry Conference
Journalists: Agroforestry is a climate solutions story that's easily localized, as it is currently practiced across the US. This virtual conference may provide lots of story ideas. It's free for journalists. Media access.
Scaling Up for Carbon Drawdown: Agroforestry 2021
Agroforestry is the growing of food crops alongside and among woody perennials like fruit trees, nut bushes and more: it's drought resilient, gives farmers multiple income streams, and is even applicable to the massive Midwestern acreage we now see in just soybeans and corn.
The work to establish and scale up agroforestry for carbon drawdown has only just begun, but the potential is enormous. One acre of alley cropping can sequester nearly a ton of carbon in woody biomass alone. Silvopasture is #4 on Project Drawdown’s list of natural climate solutions. And even just a modest adoption of agroforestry is head and shoulders above other agricultural land-use changes in its potential for carbon sequestration.
The 2021 North American Agroforestry Conference will bring together farmers, landowners, researchers, climate scientists, investors, philanthropists, policymakers, and global leaders on climate change, carbon drawdown, and agroforestry. Together we will tackle the major barriers to scaling agroforestry, focusing on solutions and action.