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Could this year’s Earth Day be the most important one yet?

Date
22 April 2016
Abstract

Worldwide, the challenges of nomadic, pastoralist systems are causing their slow but steady disappearance in favour of sedentary agropastoralism. This paper draws upon an existing household data set from a survey collected and organized by the Swedish non-governmental organization (NGO) Vi ...

Author(s)
Bostedt, G.; Hörnell, A.; Nyberg, G.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Food Security, 2016, 8, 1, pp 271-284
AbstractFull Text

Agricultural practices, like agroforestry, low/no tillage and planting perennial forage crops, have an important potential to increase carbon sequestration as an option for climate change mitigation. The purpose of this study was to quantify the carbon stored in (a) aboveground biomass and, (b)...

Author(s)
Pappas, I. A.; Papaspyropoulos, K. G.; Karachristos, C. N.; Christodoulou, A. S.
Publisher
IBERS, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, UK
Citation
EGF at 50: The future of European grasslands. Proceedings of the 25th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Aberystwyth, Wales, 7-11 September 2014, 2014, pp 145-147
AbstractFull Text

Agro forestry systems occupy 25% of the agricultural and forestry mainland territory. They integrate, in a territory, some species of trees (holm oak, cork oak, chestnut, pine and carob), with grazing animals under cover, and the fruits production. Five major areas of agro forestry systems were...

Author(s)
Reis, P.; Rolo, J.; Coelho, I.; Belo, C. C.
Publisher
Sociedade de Ciências Agrárias de Portugal, Lisboa, Portugal
Citation
Revista de Ciências Agrárias (Portugal), 2014, 37, 2, pp 113-121
Abstract

The bad economic situation for agro-forest farms in Poland during the interwar period was caused by war damage, a global economic crisis, crop failure, indebtedness prior to World War I, and by tribute payments towards rebuilding the country. Although the timber harvest was substantial, farm owners ...

Author(s)
Zając, S.
Publisher
Instytut Badawczy Leśnictwa (Forest Research Institute), Warszawa, Poland
Citation
Leśne Prace Badawcze, 2013, 74, 2, pp 137-148
Abstract

In an effort to increase wood production and mitigate environmental problems, agro-forestry practices have emerged as a viable strategy in the Northern Plains of China, where one popular form of the agro-forestry system consists of fast-growing and high-yield plantation of poplar (populus) trees...

Author(s)
Nana Tian; Lu FaDian
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Journal of Forest Economics, 2013, 19, 2, pp 162-173
Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study on technical, cultural and economic aspects of producing fine cherry timber in a relatively short period (25-30 years) in France and its application in Italian coppice. The paper also discusses the potential of a 30-year tree crop cycle, its profitability...

Author(s)
Migeot, J.; Dufour, J.; Santi, F.; Vallée, B.; Gavaland, A.
Publisher
Compagnia delle Foreste, Arezzo, Italy
Citation
Sherwood - Foreste ed Alberi Oggi, 2013, No.200, pp 20-22
Abstract

This special issue contains seven papers emphasizing the documentation of indigenous knowledge or traditional forest knowledge in Asia and its economic and policy implications.

Author(s)
Youn, Y. C.; Diamante-Camacho, L.; Shin, J. H.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Policy and Economics, 2012, 22, pp 1-88
Abstract

Communities possess vast knowledge on the use of plants and may contribute to new production models such as agroforestry. The objective of this study was to analyze the use of plants by local populations. 45 scientific titles were listed with 12,050 data, divided into categories: food, medicine,...

Author(s)
Oliveira Junior, C. J. F.; Cabreira, P. P.
Publisher
CEFET - Limoeiro - Ce, Limoeiro do Norte, Brazil
Citation
Revista Verde de Agroecologia e Desenvolvimento Sustentável, 2012, 7, 1, pp Artigos 212-224
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Author(s)
Farrell, M.
Publisher
Organizing Committee, 12th North American Agroforestry Conference, Athens, USA
Citation
Agroforestry: A Profitable Land Use. Proceedings of the 12th North American Agroforestry Conference, Athens, Georgia, USA, 4-9 June 2011, 2011, pp 149

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