Mongabay publishes op-ed in the Washington Post

Mongabay editor Erik Hoffner recently wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post on the topic of agroforestry, which is the focus of a series he’s editing for the site. In it he argues that this agricultural technique — which involves the growing of useful trees and woody shrubs like coffee or cacao in combination with medicinal herbs, vegetables and fruits in a system mimicking a forest — is a good investment in carbon sequestration, and one that’s good for farmers and biodiversity, too:

View the articles in Mongabay’s ongoing “Global Agroforestry” series here. The series has traveled to Honduras, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and many other regions so far, and upcoming features will focus on the Central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Banner image: Maureen Salim shows off a pumpkin grown amongst her trees. Photo by Sophie Mbugua for Mongabay