This project will support the scaling-up of EverGreen Agriculture practices to smallholder farmers across the Eastern and Southern Africa regions, through pilot projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi. The ongoing degradation of agricultural land, low crop yields, and increasing food insecurity and climate variability is increasing the livelihoods pressure on smallholder farming. The sustainable intensification and perennialization of agriculture is needed to address these threats. Incorporating trees into crop lands and grazing lands (through a system called EverGreen Agriculture) can create a more productive agricultural system, and provide greater resilience to the pressures produced by climate change. As a result farmers will increase their food security and enhance their current livelihoods, and sustainability into the future

Smallholder farmers across Africa are looking for ways to increase their productivity with limited resources, in particular their land and labour. EverGreen Agriculture provides multiple benefits for families in rural areas, including increased crop yields, improved soil health, a source of fuel, fodder and tree products as well as alternative income sources by deploying the biological resources of the farm with a very modest cash investment