Agroforestry can actually be very beneficial because it can prevent waterlogging. Waterlogging is a situation wherein water can be stuck in one area for a certain period of time. Waterlogging can cause certain crops to drown.
There are also times when a waterlogged area may cause some areas to become dry, so crops will not get enough water in order to survive. Through agroforestry, waterlogging can be reduced, and the crops will get just the right amount of water that they need to yield better crops.
There are still other benefits that have been connected to using Agroforestry. This is one method that people are still learning about right now.
Agroforestry may not prevent water-logging but it certainly is of great help in these ways: it protects water quality by intercepting sediments and agricultural chemicals. It reduces streambank erosion; it reduces evaporation and plant transpiration and protects certain zones from agricultural runoff. Waterlogging is a global problem.
It affects about one billion hectares and the food security of at least 75 countries. Since the social, economic and environmental costs of farming techniques are high, agroforestry is now the best and most efficient solution to water conservation, quality and maintenance.