Multipurpose agroforestry as a climate change resiliency option for farmers: an example of local adaptation in Vietnam
Increasing intensity and duration of severe weather events are major challenges to food security and livelihoods of people. Experience in responding to severe weather conditions accumulated over generations is valuable for developing adaptation options to current climate change. This study shows that while rain-fed crops suffered losses in years of extreme drought or flood, tree-based systems were less affected. Thus, suggests that maintenance and enhancement of locally evolved agroforestry systems with high resilience and multiple benefits, can contribute to climate change adaptation.