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Handbook on Agroforestry: Management Practices and Environmental Impact
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Editors: Lawrence R. Kellimore
Book Description:
Agroforestry is an approach to alternative land use based on deliberate integration of trees with crops and livestock production systems. It combines agricultural and forestry technologies to create more diverse, productive, profitable, healthy and sustainable land-use systems. Agroforestry can include various types of practices, including alley cropping, forest farming, shelterbelts (or timberbelts), riparian buffer strips, and silvopastoral systems. In arid and semi-arid environments, agroforestry systems potentially support livelihood improvement through simultaneous production of food, fodder and firewood without much affecting climate change. Careful selection of species and good management of trees and crops are needed to optimize the production and positive effects within the system and to minimize negative competitive effects. This new book gathers the latest research from around the globe in the study of agroforestry and highlights such topics as traditional and modern agroforestry in Mediterranean regions, integration of native genetic resources in agroforestry, women agroforestry practices in refugee settlements, a discussion of the major obstacles that prevent increased agroforestry improvements, and the advantages and constrains of agroforestry systems establishment in various Brazilian biomes.

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Table of Contents:

Accessing the Framework of Social Forestry for the Sustainable and Participatory Forest Management - With a Focus on Myanmar Bago Yoma, pp. 1-90
(Tin Min Maung and Miho Yamamoto, Department of Symbiotic Science of Environment and Natural Resources, United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tokyo University of Agricultural Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan and others)

Issues in Agroforestry Development on the Canadian Prairies, pp. 91-127
(Suren N. Kulshreshtha, Ken Van Rees, Hayley Hesseln, Mark Johnston, John Kort, Professor, Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and others)

Traditional and Modern Agroforestry in the Mediterranean Basin, pp. 129-165
(Andrea Pardini, Valentina Pratesi, Maria Lidia Stipp Paterniani, Università di Firenze Italy and others)

Forage and Grassland Plants in Agroforestry Systems of the U.S. Western Gulf Coast Region, pp. 167-183
(W. D. Pitman, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Hill Farm Research Station, Homer, LA)

Contribution of Homegardens, Agrosilvopastoral Systems, and other Human-Dominated Land-Use Types to the Avian Diversity of a Biological Corridor in Costa Rica, pp. 185-223
(Alvaro Redondo-Brenes, Florencia Montagnini, Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT)

Results of 16 Years of Study in a Temperate Silvopastoral Experiment with Pinus radiata in New Zealand, pp. 225-249
(D.J. Mead, Sivicultural Adviser, Milnthorpe, Golden Bay, New Zealand)

Small-Scale Agroforestry in the Uplands of Bangladesh: A Case Study, pp. 251-274
(Tapan Kumar Nath, Makoto Inoue, Hla Myant, Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, The University of Chittagong, Bangladesh and others)

Eucalypt Seedling Establishment and the Effects of Water Supply and Demand – Past Research Trends and Priorities for the Future, pp. 275-399
(Heather M. McGinness, Deborah A. O’Connell, and Sonia Graham, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Canberra, Australia)

Integration of Native Genetic Resources in Brazilian Agroforestry Systems, pp. 301-324
(Maria Lidia Stipp Paterniani, Andrea Pardini, Valentina Pratesi, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil and others)

Use of Multipurpose Trees and Shrubs in Forestry and Agroforestry Systems in Northeastern Mexico, pp. 325-345
(Rahim Foroughbakhch P., Jorge Hernández Piñero, Marco Antonio Alvarado Vázquez and María Luisa Cárdenas Avila, Fac. de Ciencias Biológicas, UANL, San Nicolás de los Garza, México)

The Utility and Application of Ecological Models in Agroforestry: The FORECAST Family of Models, pp. 347-365
(Clive Welham, Juan A. Blanco, J.P. (Hamish) Kimmins, Brad Seely, Dep. Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Agroforestry in Dry Forest, Brazil: Mycorrhizal Fungi Potential, pp. 367-387
(Marcela C. Pagano, Marta N. Cabello, Maria R. Scotti, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil and others)

How to Improve Adoption of Agroforestry Systems among Small Farmers in Peruvian Amazon? pp. 389-405
(Bohdan Lojka, Barbora Kulíková, Jana Lojková, Jan Banout, Institute of Tropics and Subtropics, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Prague, Czech Republic)

How useful is Seasonal Climate Forecasting for Tree Planting Decisions in South-Eastern Australia? Perspectives from Local Knowledge Experts, pp. 407-424
(Sonia Graham, Heather M. McGinness and Deborah A. O’Connell, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Canberra, Australia)

An Estimation of Carbon Storage Potential, Economic Value and Determinants in Kakamega Forest and Adjacent Farms, Kenya, pp. 425-437
(Lagat J.K., Vivian, J.B., and Mburu, J., Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Egerton University Njoro, Kenya and others)

Assessment of Women Agroforestry Practices in Refugee Settlement in Eastern Sudan, pp. 439-449
(Haider E. Shapo and Dalia A. Arabi, Agricultural Research Corporation, Wad Medani, Sudan, Africa)

Rural Households’ Response to Fuelwood Scarcity around Kakamega Forest, Western Kenya, pp. 451-460
(Geophrey Sikei, Job Lagat and John Mburu, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Egerton University Njoro, Kenya and others)

Agroforestry: A Delivery Mechanism for Multi-Functional Agriculture, pp. 461-472
(Roger RB Leakey, Agroforestry and Novel Crops Unit, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia)

Effects of a Rock Phosphate on Indigenous Rhizobia Associated with Sesbania Sesban, pp. 473-471
(Ousmane Sacko, Inamoud Ibny. Yattara, Messaoud Lahbib, Tahir Diop and Marc Neyra, Biology Department, Faculty of Sciences and Technics, Soil Microbiology Laboratory, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali and others)

The Prairie States Forestry Project as a Model for an Effective Global Climate Change Mitigation Project, pp. 479-482
(Thomas J. Sauer, Research Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS, National Soil Tilth Laboratory, Ames, IA)


      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: pp.507
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-359-7
   Status: AV
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