Agroforestry is one of the methods that people do all over the world, but there are certain areas wherein this is considered to be more common. This is common in Latin America and also in some parts of Asia.
This is more common in areas wherein there is a lot of lands available in order to grow different types of plants, trees, and shrubs. There are also instances when this is used in areas wherein there is only a limited amount of land.
What people would like to do is to make use of the small amount of land and make sure that all of the crops, trees, and shrubs will be planted accordingly to allow crops to grow well.
The field of agroforestry involves growing trees and shrubs near or among crops or pasture in farming. The method for farming is known to meet the demands of a growing world population in terms of food and biomass fuel. Other benefits to this method of farming is that it promotes social and economic benefits.
There is also benefits to both farmers (helps them diversify products) and the environment, as it encourages sustainability by maintaining important the ecosystems of agricultural landscapes.
The purpose of it is to increase biodiversity and reduce erosion and has been most successful in places all over the world. Niger, Honduras, Switzerland, China, India, the United States, Brazil, Pemba (an island of the coast of Tanzania), Kenya, Mexico, Ethiopia, Colombia, Cameroon, Peru, Indonesia, the Philippines, Morocco, Vietnam, and parts of the United Kingdom (Wales) practice agroforestry. These are just a few of the countries in the world that actually use this method for growing plants.