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ORFC 2025 9 – 10 Jan

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Farm Practice
Global
Panel Discussion
12:45 - 13:45 GMT
Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Agroforestry and Inga Alley Cropping

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12:45 - 13:45 GMT
Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Agroforestry and Inga Alley Cropping

Slash and burn is a real issue in the tropical rainforests as farmers look for fertile land. With the climate and ecological emergency, it is urgent we find real solutions to prevent rainforest destruction and biodiversity loss as well as supporting local people. Using the agroforestry system of inga alley cropping is producing amazing results. Regenerating soil by planting inga edulis in alleys and leaving the biomass to break down is showing an astounding increase in yield, improved growth rate, taste and quality of crops and a resistance to the devastating fungal pod rot in cacao without the use of agrochemicals. Speakers from Sierra Leone, the Amazon and the UK will talk about their findings and collaboration.