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Silvopastoralism and Sustainable Land Management

Silvopastoralism and Sustainable Land Management

Edited by M Mosquera-Losada, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, A Riguerio, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, J McAdam, Queen's University, Belfast, UK

December 2005 / Hardback / 432 Pages / 9781845930011 £128.99 / €170.95 / $246.00
With 10% online discount: £116.09 / €153.86 / $221.40
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Main Description

Agroforestry and silvopastoralism are ancient ways of managing forestland that should be encouraged as they increase productivity in the short, medium and long terms (in comparison with forestland), biodiversity (in comparison with farmland) and the sustainability of land (multi-product system). This book addresses important problems that need to be solved by indicating adequate means of managing forestry and grasslands. These problems are related to issues such as the multiple benefits of forests, fire and erosion risk reduction and countryside conservation. This book is based on papers resentedat a conference held in Spain in April 2004.

  • Session 1: Silvopastoral systems. Main types and designs
  • I: Keynote Papers
  • 1: Traditional and improved silvopastoral systems and their importance in sustainability of livestock farms, M Ibrahim, C Villanueva and J Mora
  • 2: Silvopastoral systems in North-West Europe, J H McAdam
  • 3: Silvopastoral systems in the Neotropics, E Murgueitio
  • 4: European types of silvopastoral systems in the Mediterranean area: Dehesa, L Olea, R J López-Bellido and M J Poblaciones
  • 5: Mediterranean European silvopastoral systems, A San Miguel-AyanzOffered papers
  • Session 2: Productivy, quality and management of silvopastoral systems
  • II: Keynote Papers
  • 6: 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 A J Long
  • 7: Nutritive value of trees and shrubs for ruminants, J C Ku-Vera
  • 8: Quality of vegetation in silvopastoral systems, M P González-Hernández
  • 9: The herbaceous component in temperate silvopastoral systems, M R Mosquera-Losada, M Pinto-Tobalina and A Rigueiro-Rodríguez Offered papers
  • Session 3: Ecological implications of silvopastoral systems: biodiversity and sustainable management
  • III: Keynote Papers
  • 10: How much Carbon can be stored in Canadian agroecosystems using a silvopastoral approach?, A M Gordon, R P F Naresh and V Thevathasan
  • 11: Sylvopastoral systems in Latin America and their contribution to sustainable development and biodiversity, I Hernández and M D Sánchez
  • 12: Compaction and erosion: effects on soil ecology and soil quality, A Paz González and E Vidal Vázquez
  • 13: Indigenous breeds and silvopastoral systems, L SánchezOffered papers
  • Session 4: Economic, social and cultural benefits of the silvopastoral systems
  • IV: Keynote Papers
  • 14: Economic considerations of silvopastoralism in California oak woodlands, R B Standiford, L Huntsinger, P Campos-Palacín and A Caparrós
  • 15: Silvopastoral management in temperate and Mediterranean areas. Stakes, practices and socio-economic constraints, M Etienne
  • 16: Conservation ""matching funds"" from working woodlands in California, L Huntsinger, A Sulak, R Standiford and P Campos-Palacín
  • 17: Cultural aspects of silvopastoral systems, I Ispikoudis and K M Sioliou
  • 18: Comparative analysis of the EAA/EAF and AAS agro-forestry accounting systems: theoretical aspects, P Campos-Palacín, P Ovando-Pol and Y Rodríguez-Luengo
  • 19: Comparative analysis of the EAA/EAF and AAS agroforestry accounting systems: application to a dehesa estate, Y Rodríguez-Luengo, P Campos-Palacín and P Ovando-Pol
  • 20: 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
  • V: Keynote Papers
  • 21: Silvopastoral Systems for rural development on a global perspective, A Pardini
  • 22: A silvopastoral system for Eastern Europe - based on the example of Poland, K Boron
  • 23: From silvopastoral to silvoarable systems in Europe: sharing concepts, unifying policies, C Dupraz
  • 24: Silvopastoral systems as a forest fire prevention technique, A Rigueiro-Rodríguez, M R Mosquera-Losada, R Romero-Franco, M P González-Hernández, and J J Villarino-Urtiaga
  • 25: Forestry, Pastoral Systems and Multiple Use Woodland, F J Silva-Pando Offered papers
"Silvopastoralism is an often overlooked agroforestry system, of which there are many living and ancient examples. This book emphasises the use and value of both ancient and modern systems and is a welcome addition to the literature."
Agroforestry News, 2006