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Cover for Soil and water conservation for climate-resilient agriculture.

This chapter describes soil and water conservation measures for climate-resilient agriculture. It presents three interventions that can be used separately or in combination, depending on the context of the region: (1) integrating strips of forage grasses and legumes; (2) rainwater harvesting...

Author(s)
Kizito, F.; Chikowo, R.; Kimaro, A.; Swai, E.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800621602)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The power of agriculture.

This chapter discusses the agricultural development components of the Char Development and Settlement Project in Bangladesh. These include: support for field crops, homestead agriculture and agroforestry; poultry and livestock; and value chain development. Women's participation in agricultural...

Author(s)
Karim, M. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Temperate agroforestry: an overview.

This chapter defines temperate agroforestry as 'the incorporation of trees into farming systems' or even better, 'farming with trees.' The chapter also provides the historical perspective, key systems and species used in temperate agroforestry. Finally, the chapter describes the structure of the...

Author(s)
Gordon, A. M.; Newman, S. M.; Coleman, B. R. W.; Thevathasan, N. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroforestry in Canada and its role in farming systems.

This chapter presents the history and background of agroforestry in Canada; and describes farms, forests, woodlots and land use changes in the region. The chapter discusses the driving forces in agroforestry, the relationship of agroforestry with wildlife and biodiversity, agroforestry systems and...

Author(s)
Thevathasan, N. V.; Coleman, B.; Zabek, L.; Ward, T.; Gordon, A. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroforestry in the UK.

This chapter reviews the theories behind agroforestry in the UK, showing how experimental analysis has increased understanding of how such systems function, and reviews the current position regarding commercial agroforestry in the constituent countries of the UK. The chapter also analyses policy...

Author(s)
Newman, S. M.; Pilbeam, D. J.; Briggs, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroforestry in the Indian Himalayan region: an overview.

This chapter synthesizes the information on Indian temperate agroforestry systems and practices with particular reference to IHR; and highlights their potential to meet the ever-increasing food, fuel, fodder and timber requirements of the society and to provide ecosystem services. It also...

Author(s)
Kumar, B. M.; Handa, A. K.; Dhyani, S. K.; Arunachalam, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Temperate agroforestry in China.

This chapter systematically reviews and updates information on temperate agroforestry systems and research in China. It is established that agroforestry has been practised by Chinese farmers for many centuries and it is becoming more and more important because of its sustainable nature under...

Author(s)
Chang, S. X.; Wang, W.; Zhu, Z.; Wu, Y.; Peng, X.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroforestry systems in temperate Australia.

This chapter is a re-work and reflects a maturity in the thinking and practices amongst many of those working in agroforestry development in Australia. It begins with the likely problems, opportunities and aspirations of farmers within the temperate region that might cause them to be interested in...

Author(s)
Reid, R.; Moore, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Temperate agroforestry systems in New Zealand.

This paper describes temperate agroforestry systems in New Zealand, wherein a variety of agroforestry systems are used and evaluated. Currently, wide spaced poplar and willow for soil erosion management combined with livestock production is the most commonly used system and will continue to be...

Author(s)
Kemp, P. D.; Hawke, M. F.; Knowles, R. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Novel agroforestry systems in temperate Chile.

This chapter provides an account of novel and recently established temperate agroforestry systems that are representative of current agroforestry research in Chile. The main agroforestry systems that will be addressed are the following: forest farming and silvopastoral systems in native forests,...

Author(s)
Dube, F.; Stolpe, N. B.; Zagal, E.; Figueroa, C. R.; Concha, C.; Neira, P.; Carrasco, C.; Schwenke, J. M.; Schwenke, V.; Müller-Using, B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
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