This is because integrating trees within agricultural systems includes not one but many benefits. This article will focus on the latter: agroforestry as a solution to mitigate climate change. Indeed, agroforestry can take CO 2 out of the atmosphere and, thereby, counteract global warming. Regenerative agroforestry also has great potential as a climate change adaptation solution — that means helping farmers and landowners to prepare for the impacts of climate change. For instance, agroforestry systems contribute to the health of the soil and increase biological diversity. These weather extremes are becoming more common as a result of climate change.
With the aim to assess the contribution of agro forestry to household economy of rural people, a study was conducted at Dhaibung VDC of Rasuwa district as agro forestry system creates employment and livelihood opportunity to the majority of the rural dwellers. Comparative study was done between agro forestry and non-agro forestry system village based on the project in terms of financial benefits and incentives received by respondents. Findings from the study revealed that agro forestry system practiced in project area; gross income and net income analysis in project village PV are more profitable than control village CV farms. Income from sale of livestock, fruits, milk and milk products was higher in project village as compared to control village whereas income from public services, wage labour was somehow same.
Agroforestry greatly helps to improve production by creating the right conditions for other components of the production system and also creates other income streams and benefits. Agroforestry also creates an alternative source of forest derived products and thus help reduce forest destruction. The development of agroforestry in Africa has not been very successful due to poor understanding of the underlying socio-economic factors underpinning the adoption in specific local contexts, including adjacent forest communities.