Agroecology Policy

Advancing Agroforestry on the Policy Agenda

A guide for decision-makersThe World Agroforestry Centre and FAO (2013) Overdependence on conventional agricultural methods and inadequate knowledge of sustainable approaches restrict the interest of policy-makers in agroforestry development. Limited dissemination of ideas and information prevents the spread of agroforestry systems and in many countries these systems are seldom included in the curricula of agricultural or forestry schools. Limited experience and low capacity among some national extension services, in both traditional and new agroforestry systems, means that farmers are often reluctant to adopt them.