Landowners, producers, agencies and organizations all have a variety of social, environmental and financial goals, concerns and desires. They all rely on a variety of approaches and tools to address and achieve their objectives. Agroforestry systems can be designed to achieve multiple goals.
The USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) has identified key topics that are of wide concern today where agroforestry systems can play a part. Within each key topic you can find research and outreach that NAC is engaged with to address these key topics. Also included on these pages are tools, relevant publications, and links to other agencies and partners that are helping to increase the understanding of how agroforestry can be used today to improve our nation’s food production and conservation efforts.
Challenges and developments for an inventory of tree cover in U.S. agroforestry systems.
Agroforestry systems provide a wide range of economic benefits.
Connecting urban and suburban communities to the surrounding rural landscape.
Our changing climate is a growing concern.
Creating and maintaining healthy soil is more than just reducing erosion.
Agroforestry practices are a proven strategy to provide clean water.
Agroforestry can provide benefits for wildlife and native pollinators.