About AfPEC

AfPEC works to document the effects of agroforestry in terms of ecosystem services and livelihood benefits and thereby the potential of agroforestry to fight the two major global crises, climate change and biodiversity loss, and at the same time sustain local communities. AfPEC also aim to understand what factors motivate coffee farmers to engage in agroforestry and to make agroforestry in practice together with farming communities. The best suited native tree species and the best practices will be identified and promoted

AfPEC focuses on Mount Elgon highlands in Uganda. Coffee farmers have traditionally with success used agroforestry that protects important water catchments and biodiversity hotspots, but these areas now experience degrading soils caused by external factors such as forest loss, soil erosion and population growth. Changes in climate also affect farming conditions favoring more drought-resistant crops and agroforestry systems with well-developed shade

AfPEC is composed of seven partners: three university partners with multidisciplinary backgrounds, three Danish and Ugandan NGOs and a private communication company. All partners work in close collaboration with four coffee farmer communities