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Linking input subsidies to the up-scaling of agroforestry for integrated soil fertility management

Facilitator and Speakers

Dennis Garrity, World Agroforestry Centre

Chikakula Miti, COMESA

Mclay Kanyangarara, COMESA

Stefan Meyer, IFPRI Malawi

Joyce Njoloma, World Agroforestry Centre

Abstract

Fertilizer-fodder-fuel wood trees are one of the most effective ways for smallholder farmers to reverse land degradation on their farms, and to regenerate their soils with little or no cash investment.  Interest is rapidly developing to further incentivize agroforestry investments on the farm by linking them to government input subsidy programs in the region. COMESA and ICRAF are developing an initiative to assist countries to build the capacity to do this, and thereby to significantly enhancing the impact and welfare benefits of input subsidy programs. This side event will be discussing these plans and engaging the participants in exploring the models for successfully implementing these linkages.

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