Key findings on shade trees
UTZ sees shade trees as an important element of sustainable farming. They are of great value for climate change adaptation, soil fertility and the protection of biodiversity. In addition, they can be used as an additional source of income and can provide natural crop protection. By communicating the results from the literature study by the VU Centre for International Cooperation, UTZ aims to further spread knowledge on the topic of shade trees. In addition, UTZ will take these learnings into account in its trainings and other program activities.