Rainforest Saver

Summary

New web site on Inga alley cropping

A web site that tells the story of how Inga species can be used in a form of alley cropping that then allows slash and burn farmers to farm in one place without destroying more and more rainforest. Although Inga edulis and other Inga species are not grown as a crop in this system, (though they do provide valuable firewood) they are an essential part of a technique that offers more sustainable and secure livelihoods for poor farmers and a breathing space for the rainforest.
They can even be used to help re-establish rainforest corridors on degraded land.
The organization that is promoting this technique, dealing with rainforest conservation in Central and South America, is called Rainforest Saver



Organization
Rainforest Saver

Group
Webs

File type
Web Page

Topic
MANAGEMENT OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY

Underutilized species mentioned
Inga edulis

Keywords
agroforestry, socioeconomic development, sustainable agriculture

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Rainforest Saver external link


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