Can trees soften the blow of a natural disaster?

In November of 2013 one of the strongest-ever tropical cyclones landed on the Philippines’ shoreline. Haiyan practically flattened its epicenter, Tacloban City, killed more than 6,000 people and set the country back an estimated US$ 1 billion in damage to property and infrastructure. Such extreme weather events are among the most dramatic of the phenomena that could worsen with a changing climate.

As agroforestry experts, we must ask in the face of such devastation: Can trees and agroforestry systems enhance resilience to climate-related disasters?Read more. . .

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