The Catalyzing Agroforestry Grants Program is an EMEF initiative that is managed by Virginia Tech University in partnership with Rural Action and Appalachian Sustainable Development. Direct financial support is available through the program for farmers who seek to join EMEF’s effort to mitigate climate change through use of agroforestry applications. Agroforestry practices sequester carbon, sustain productive and healthy farms and forests, protect water quality, regenerate soils, and enhance biodiversity.
This program is focused on implementing silvopastures and forest farming practices through direct support payments and will assist producers in designing appropriate projects using technical assistance and science-based planning strategies. The ultimate goal of the effort is to increase ecosystem sustainability and diversity by scaling up agroforestry practices.