Agroforestry, where crops are integrated with trees, continues to be a popular method for improving and increasing the value of land.
The International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) activities helps to mitigate tropical deforestation, land depletion, and rural poverty through improved agroforestry systems, and focuses its activities promoting dissemination of information through training and education, documentation and communication activities, among others. ICRAF launched a support service in 1993 called [Agroforestry Updates]. It is a monthly information service for researchers providing selective dissemination of information and tailor-made bibliographic searches.
The 'Agroforestry Technology Information Kit' was prepared with the support of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction for the use and guidance of the 1,200 Social Forestry Officers and Technicians of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The Social Forestry Programme of DENR aims to give the Filipino uplanders access to forest lands for a tenure of 25 years or more.