To Fight Climate Change, Mindanao's Farmers Look to Agroforestry

28 October 2013

As farmers suffer the brunt of global warming's relentless advance, agroforestry seems a viable technique for a better quality and higher yield of harvest despite worsening climate conditions.

Around 400 farmers in Columbio and Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat, and 400 more farmers from Lanuza, Surigao del Sur are looking into agroforestry to cope with diverse forms of economic shocks and climate vulnerabilities, said Dante A. Dalabajan, Project Manager of Oxfam's Building Resilient and Adaptive Communities in Mindanao (BINDS) program.

Agroforestry is essentially a diversification of crops in one farm, thereby diversifying a farmer's income stream as well, Dalabajan said.

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