The demand for agricultural products in densely populated areas comes at a price to the environment. Portions of our restored forests are integrated with agriculture to mitigate this. The combination of indigenous and economic plants increases biodiversity and productivity.
Agroforestry provides wildlife habitat, agricultural goods and a carbon capture system. Small protected conservation areas standing in isolation have restricted gene pools and limited biological interactions. Agroforestry within biological corridors can provide the necessary connectivity these protected areas need and enhance biodiversity. This long term investment enhances social, economic and environmental sustainability.