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Agroforestry

Covering all aspects of agroforestry and agroforestry systems

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Abstract

Soil microbial communities in Mediterranean agroecosystems experience long drought periods that are typically combined with heat and frequently interspersed with rapid rewetting events. Agroforestry systems are of growing interest and viewed as possible alternative to conventional cropping systems...

Author(s)
Guillot, E.; Hinsinger, P.; Dufour, L.; Roy, J.; Bertrand, I.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication
Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 2019, 129, pp 122-135
Abstract

Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.) grows naturally as an understory shrub in the moist evergreen montane forests of Southwest Ethiopia. In response to an increasing local human population pressure and a growing coffee demand on the world market, coffee producing forests are increasingly managed to...

Author(s)
Geeraert, L.; Berecha, G.; Honnay, O.; Aerts, R.
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication
Journal of Environmental Management, 2019, 231, pp 282-288
AbstractFull Text

Agroforestry, intercropping or grass barriers have a great potential to enhance cropping system's productivity and work as a source of soil conservation on hilly terrain. These soil conservation cropping methods comprise of complex interactions between plant, soil and atmosphere. Sustainability of...

Author(s)
Khalid Hussain; Ayesha Ilyas; Aftab Wajid; Ashfaq Ahmad; Nasir Mahmood; Hilger, T.; Kongkaew, T.
Publisher
University of Agriculture
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2019, 56, 1, pp 109-112
Miscellaneous

This paper discusses the Central American agroforestry systems Quesungual (QS) and Kuxur Rum (KR), a system that integrate basic grain crop production - mainly maize, common bean and sorghum - with multipurpose trees. A permanent soil cover with biomass enhances erosion protection, soil fertility...

Author(s)
Schnetzer, J.
Publisher
Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA)
Publication
Quesungual & Kuxur Rum: ancestral agroforestry systems in the dry corridor of Central America, 2018, pp 8 pp.
News Article

Anthropogenic disturbance is leading to the degradation of natural resources globally, even more so in countries where human populations are...

Date
November 2018
Author(s)
Ellen Baker
Event

19 - 21 June 2019 - Devon

Venue
Devon
Country
UK
CAB ReviewFull Text

Agroforestry can be used to improve the productivity of staple food crops by improving soil fertility and promoting agroecosystem function. The domestication of agroforestry trees producing marketable products then intensifies the agroforestry system and leads to marketing, trade and business...

Date
July 2012
Subjects
agroforestry; agroforestry systems; crop production; crops; domestication; economic impact; food crops; forest trees; green revolution; intensification; productivity; social impact; soil fertility; sustainability; trees; tropics; woody plants
Author(s)
Leakey, R. R. B.
AbstractFull Text

Agroforestry, intercropping or grass barriers have a great potential to enhance cropping system's productivity and work as a source of soil conservation on hilly terrain. These soil conservation cropping methods comprise of complex interactions between plant, soil and atmosphere. Sustainability of...

Author(s)
Khalid Hussain; Ayesha Ilyas; Aftab Wajid; Ashfaq Ahmad; Nasir Mahmood; Hilger, T.; Kongkaew, T.
Publisher
University of Agriculture
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2019, 56, 1, pp 109-112

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