Agroforestry ,Food security and wildlife conservation

Agroforestry is one of the best solutions to environmental degradation and holistic conservation.Food security and poverty are related and all lead to an impact on the environment directly or indirectly.This is important to underline :

  • Trees on farm and in the landscape provide income and environmental outcomes.
  • Climate change and food security challenges can be eased through trees in the landscape.
  • Agroforestry farms and landscapes are a important part of Africa’s rural landscapes.     


Trees inside and outside forests contribute to food security in Africa in the face of climate variability and change. They also provide environmental and social benefits as part of farming livelihoods. Varied ecological and socio-economic conditions have given rise to specific forms of agroforestry in different parts of Africa. Policies that institutionally segregate forest from agriculture miss opportunities for synergy at landscape scale. More explicit inclusion of agroforestry and the integration of agriculture and forestry agendas in global initiatives on climate change adaptation and mitigation can increase their effectiveness.

Long-term,sustainable conservation involves a solid approach based on finding alternatives and eco-friendly solutions that can be related and brought into the communities.Food security has many advantages in the ultimate goal of achieving success  in wildlife conservation.