Today we’re taking a look at how agroforestry, an ancient indigenous technology that is increasingly being adopted by farmers around the world, can help solve many of the major environmental issues we’re facing, from deforestation and biodiversity loss to climate change. Listen here: Agroforestry involves the use of woody perennials like trees and shrubs together on the same land as agricultural crops or livestock. It’s a land-use system that has been practiced by indigenous peoples around the world for thousands of years, and indigenous peoples are still perhaps the chief practitioners of it today. But agroforestry is increasingly being implemented worldwide not just as a means of addressing industrial agriculture’s contributions to the global environmental crises we’re facing but also as a means of creating new livelihood opportunities and building food security for local communities. On today’s episode of the Mongabay Newscast, we’ve got three guests joining us. The first is Mongabay’s own Erik Hoffner, the producer of this very podcast in addition to the editor of Mongabay’s ongoing agroforestry series. He’s making his first appearance after working behind the scenes on the podcast ever since we launched in 2016. Erik tells us about the different kinds of agroforestry, Mongabay’s coverage of case studies from around the world, and why Wall Street needs to wake up to the potential of agroforestry. We also speak with Sarah Lovell, a professor and the director of the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri in the US. Lovell tells us about agroforestry’s…This article was originally published on Mongabay Läs mer