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About this book
About this book
Agroforestry and silvopasture are ancient yet sustainable ways of managing forestland. They increase productivity in the short, medium and long terms, compared with forestland, and have a higher level of biodiversity than farmland. This book, containing over 125 papers presented at an international conference held in Spain in April 2004, examines the productivity and quality of silvopastoral systems and outlines successful ways of managing forestry and agronomic areas. It examines the ecological benefits of silvopastoral systems and their cultural, economic, and social implications. The final section of the book evaluates these systems within a global context.
Session 1. Silvopastoral systems. Main types and designs Keynote Papers; Traditional and improved silvopastoral systems and their importance in sustainability of livestock farms - M Ibrahim, C Villonueva and J Moro; Silvopastoral systems in North-West Europe - J H McAdam; Silvopastoral systems in the Neotropics - E Murgueitio; European types of silvopastoral systems in the Mediterranean area: Dehesa - L Olea, RJ Lopez-Bellido and MJ Poblaciones; Mediterranean European silvopastoral systems - A San Miguel-Ayanz; Offered papers; Session 2. Productivy, quality and management of silvopastoral systems; Keynote Papers; Silvopasture in Southeastern United States: More than just a new name for an old practice - P K R Nair, M E Bannister, V D Nair, J R R Alavalapati, E A Ellis, S Jose and AJ Long; Nutritive value of trees and shrubs for ruminants - J C Ku-Vera; Quality of vegetation in silvopastoral systems - M P Gonzalez-Hernandez; The herbaceous component in temperate silvopastoral systems - M R Mosquera-Losada, M Pinto-Tobalina and A Riguerio-Rodriguez; Offered papers; Session 3. Ecological implications of silvopastoral systems: biodiversity and sustainable management; Keynote Papers; How much Carbon can be stored in Canadian agroecosystems using a silvopastoral approach? - A M Gordon, R P F Naresh and V Thevathasan; Sylvopastoral systems in Latin America and their contribution to sustainable development and biodiversity - I Hernandez and M D Sanchez; Compaction and erosion: effects on soil ecology and soil quality - A Paz Gonzalez and E Vidal Vazquez; Indigenous breeds and silvopastoral systems - L Sanchez; Offered papers; Session 4. Economic, social and cultural benefits of the silvopastoral systems; Keynote Papers; Economic considerations of silvopastoralism in California oak woodlands - R B Standiford, L Huntsinger, P Campos-Palacin and A Caparros; Silvopastoral management in temperate and Mediterranean areas. Stakes, practices and socio-economic constraints - M Etienne; Conservation "matching funds" from working woodlands in California - L Huntsinger, A Sulak, R Standiford and P Campos-Palacin; Cultural aspects of silvopastoral systems - I Ispikoudis and K M Sioliou; Comparative analysis of the EAA/EAF and AAS agro-forestry accounting systems: theoretical aspects - P Campos-Palacin, P Ovando-Pol and Y Rodriguez-Luengo; Comparative analysis of the EAA/EAF and AAS agroforestry accounting systems: application to a dehesa estate - Y Rodriguez-Luengo, P Campos-Palacin and P Ovando-Pol; Preliminary analysis of the impact of payment for environmental services on land use changes: A case study on livestock farms in Costa Rica - J Mora, M Ibrahim, J Cruz, F Casasola, M Rosales and V A Holguin; Offered papers; Session 5. Future perspectives of silvopastoral systems in a global context; Keynote Papers; Silvopastoral Systems for rural development on a global perspective - A Pardini; A silvopastoral system for Eastern Europe - based on the example of Poland - K Boron; From silvopastoral to silvoarable systems in Europe: sharing concepts, unifying policies - C Dupraz; Silvopastoral systems as a forest fire prevention technique - A Rigueiro-Rodriguez, M R Mosquera-Losada, R Romero-Franco, M P Gonzalez-Hernandez, and J J Villarino-Urtiaga; Forestry, Pastoral Systems and Multiple Use Woodland - F J Silva-Pando; Offered papers