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Agroforestry in Sustainable Agriculture Systems

Series: Advances in Agroecology Series Volume: 3

Edited By: Louise E Buck, James P Lassoie and Erick CM Fernandes

416 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #85110 | ISBN: 1566702941
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About this book

Agroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems examines the environmental and social conditions that affect the roles and performance of trees in field- and forest-based agricultural production systems. Various types of ecological setttings for agroforestry are analyzed within temperate and tropical regions. The roles of soil, water, light, nutrient and pest management in mixed, annual, woody perennial and livestock systems are discussed. Important new case studies from around the world offer innovative strategies that have been used successfully in raising forests and tree products on a sustainable basis for commercial harvesting and for providing other environmental services in land conservation and watershed management.


Contents

Trees in Managed Landscapes: Factors in Farmer Decision Making.- Ethnobotanical Perspectives of Agroforestry. Contemporary Uses of Tree Tenure. Pest Management in Energy- and Labor-Intensive Agroforestry Systems.- The Science and Practice of Black Walnut Agroforestry in Missouri (U.S.A.): A Temperate Zone Assessment.- Sustainable Mulch-Based Cropping Systems with Trees.- Domestication of Tropical Trees: From Biology to Economics and Policy.- Agro-Forests: Incorporating a Forest Vision in Agroforestry.- Asexual Propagation of Multipurpose and Fruit Trees Used in Agroforestry.- Nutrient Cycling in Tropical Agroforestry Systems: Myths and Science.- Animals and Agroforestry in the Tropics.- Economic and Environmental Benefits of Agroforestry in Food and Fuelwood Production.- Water Management with Hedgerow Agroforestry Systems.- Confronting Complexity, Dealing with Difference: Social Context, Content, and Practice in Agroforestry.- Silvopastoralism: Competition and Facilitation Between Trees, Livestock, and Improved Grass-Clover Pastures on Temperate Rainfed Lands.- A Utilitarian Approach to the Incorporation of Local Knowledge in Agroforestry Research and Extension.- Managing Ground Cover Heterogeneity in Coffee (Coffee arabica L.).- Under Managed Tree Shade: From Replicated Plots to Farmer Practice.

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