Agricultural Economics  
/aɡrəˈkəlCH(ə)rəl, ēkəˈnämiks/ - noun

December 4, 2019

Definition: The study of the distribution and utilization of resources and crops produced by farming as it relates to economics. Agricultural economists influence food, agricultural and environmental policies.

In the Forest Garden: The extensive lessons provided in the Forest Garden Training Center’s technical manual teach farmers how to transform ravaged, desert-like fields into self-sustaining, productive farms – permanently. As a farmer’s Forest Gardens flourishes, economic opportunities become increasingly available. Farmers are also taught business management and how to manage their income, sales, marketing, saving, and how they contribute to the local economy. 

Did You Know? The Forest Garden Approach is proven to increase household income an average of 400%. This promotes entrepreneurialism and makes it possible for many farmers to start other businesses. In addition to learning agroforestry techniques, farmers are trained to find entrepreneurial success through their Forest Gardens by selling fodder or honey harvested from their bee hives. Some, like Ajok Lilly, even sell their own natural pesticides.