Under this agroforestry initiative, PGH provides tree saplings that are of ecological and economic benefit to farmers. There is a mind block among many farmers that planting trees could affect the growth of crops. So awareness camps are conducted to change the mind-set of the farmers and inspire them to plant saplings in addition to their crop cultivation.
The additional income from the trees and secondary crops can offset the farmer’s loss of income from the reduction in his main crop. It can make the farm sustainable and profitable within 5-7 years.
In addition, planting trees in the farm reduces soil erosion, increases its soil fertility, water retention capacity and total available nutrients which then increase the yield of the main crop being planted.