How growing trees on the farm leads to food security

Trees need special attention before they are planted on the farm. So, setting them up in nurseries is the way to ensure this. PHOTO BY LOMINDA AFEDRARU

It is important to plant different tree species in crop lands because they contribute to higher productivity of crops and animals as well as the soil. Trees from legume families fix nitrogen, which is useful for crops. Trees also provide fuel wood for cooking and lighting, fodder for livestock, timber for construction, and also help to remove carbon in the air.

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