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Farming with forests

08:40 EDT 22 Sep 2016 | Science Daily

In the race to feed a growing population, it is important to consider sustainability. Researchers are promoting the practice of agroforestry—the intentional planting of trees and shrubs with crops or livestock—to achieve sustainability goals. A number of practical and policy challenges have prevented adoption of agroforestry practices on a large scale in the U.S. If adopted more widely, agroforestry could benefit wildlife, soil and water quality, and the global climate.

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