Agroforestry is a land use system that allows for the concurrent production of trees and agricultural crops from the same piece of land. It has a rich history of development and has been practised in some parts of the world for more than 6,000 years. Much recent research into agroforestry has been carried out in the tropics and within the context of developing nations, where land shortages brought about by the rapid growth in population demand that efficient production systems for both wood and food be developed and enhanced. In temperate zones, the awareness of some of the faults inherent within traditional agricultural systems has led to much increased research and practical activity in the development of sustainable farming systems. Agroforestry can play a leading role in this area, particularly in silvopastoral as well as cropping systems, and in promoting soil conservation. Temperate Agroforestry Systems explores the development of temperate agroforestry and agroforestry systems, concentrating on those areas within the temperate zones where the greatest advances, adoptions and modifications have taken place: North and South America, China, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. Temperate Agroforestry Systems is the first text to bring together so many examples of temperate agroforestry and is valuable reading for all those working in this area as researchers, practitioners and policy makers. Temperate Agroforestry Systems is also of importance to students and teachers of agriculture, ecology, environmental studies and forestry in temperate regions.
"This book clearly stimulated me to ponder a number of issues. It is a good review of the current practices and ongoing biological research programs in temperate agroforestry. The European and New Zealand chapters in particular show a depth of understanding and synthesis that is outstanding. . .It also provides an entry into regional literature that would otherwise be difficult to obtain. And, for the temperate zone, it is the only movie playing." --Forest Science
"I found this to be a very good introduction to global temperate agroforestry which, for purposes of this book, was meant to be: 'an approach to land-use that incorporates trees into farming systems, and allows for the production of trees and crops or livestock from the same piece of land' (p 1). The book nicely covers this complex topic for North America, New Zealand, Australia, China, Argentina and Europe. An excellent group of prominent authors contributed to the text, writing on specific regions. The editors then d
Temperate Agroforestry: an overview A M Gordon and S M Newman
Agroforestry in North America and its Role in Farming Systems P A Williams and A M Gordon, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, H E Garrett, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA, and L Buck, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA et al.
Temperate Agroforestry Systems in New Zealand M F Hawke, New Zealand Pastoral Agriculture Research Institute, Rotorua, New Zealand and R L Knowles, New Zealand Forest Research Institute, Rotorua, New Zealand
Agroforestry Systems in Temperate Australia R W Moore, Department of Conservation and Land Management, Busselton, Western Australia and P R Bird, Pastoral and Veterinary Institute, Hamilton, Victoria
Temperate Agroforestry in China Y Wu, Silsoe College, Cranfield University, Bedford, UK and Z Zhu, International Agroforestry Center, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China
Temperate Agroforestry: The European Way C Dupraz, INRA - Lepse, Place Viala, Montpellier Cedex 2, France and S M Newman, Biodiversity International, Buckingham, UK
Silvopastoral Use of Argentine Patagonian Forests R Somlo et al, INTA Bariloche, Argentina
Temperate Agroforestry Systems: Synthesis and Future Directions S M Newman, Biodiversity, Buckingham, UK and A M Gordon, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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