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Agroforestry for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - Science and Practice

Edited by Martin Leckson Kaonga

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Abstract: Agroforestry has great potential for reducing deforestation and forest degradation, providing rural livelihoods and habitats for species outside formally protected land, and alleviating resource-use pressure on conservation areas. However, widespread adoption of agroforestry innovations is still constrained by a myriad of factors including design features of candidate agroforestry innovations, perceived needs, policies, availability and distribution of factors of production, and perception of risks. Understanding the science, and factors that regulate the adoption, of agroforestry and how they impact the implementation of agroforestry is vitally important. Agroforestry for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Science and Practice examines design features and management practices of some agroforestry practices and their impact on biodiversity and the ecosystem services it delivers. It also identifies policy issues for facilitating adoption of desirable agroforestry practices and gradual diminution of undesirable policies.

JEL-codes: Q58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-953-51-0493-3
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A Conceptual Model of Carbon Dynamics for Improved Fallows in the Tropics Downloads
Tim Bayliss-Smith and Martin Leckson Kaonga
Consumption of Acorns by Finishing Iberian Pigs and Their Function in the Conservation of the Dehesa Agroecosystem Downloads
Vicente Rodriguez-Estevez, Manuel Sanchez, Cristina Arce, Anton R. Garcia, Jose M. Perea and A. Gustavo Gomez-Castro
Drivers of Parasitoid Wasps' Community Composition in Cacao Agroforestry Practice in Bahia State, Brazil Downloads
Carlos Sperber, Celso Azevedo, Dalana Muscardi, Neucir Szinwelski and Sabrina Almeida
Effectiveness of Grassroots Organisations in the Dissemination of Agroforestry Innovations Downloads
Steven Franzel, Yannick Siohdjie Yeptiep, Ebenezer Asaah, Alain Tsobeng, Zac Tchoundjeu and Ann Degrande
Improved Policies for Facilitating the Adoption of Agroforestry Downloads
Oluyede Ajayi, Emmanuel Torquebiau, Guillermo Detlefsen and Frank Place
Mainstreaming Agroforestry Policy in Tanzania Legal Framework Downloads
Tuli Msuya and Jafari Ramadhani Kideghesho
Shoot Pruning and Impact on Functional Equilibrium Between Shoots and Roots in Simultaneous Agroforestry Systems Downloads
Patrick E.K. Chesney
The Effects of Tree-Alfalfa Intercropped Systems on Wood Quality in Temperate Regions Downloads
Davood Efhami Sisi and Hamid Reza Taghiyari

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