Preventing Erosion

What’s the Problem?

  • Accelerated erosion from poor farming practices accounts for 1.1 billion tons of carbon emissions annually.
  • All of the world’s topsoil could be gone in 60 years.

How Can Building Healthy Soil Help?

  • Agroforestry systems that prevent or reduce erosion on slopes include plantation polycultures, homegardens and multistrata systems, alley cropping and contour hedgerows, and silvopasture.
  • One study found that multistory tree gardens actually had less erosion than a natural rain forest!