agroforestry


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agroforestry

[¦ag·rō′fär·əs·trē]
(agriculture)
The practice of growing trees in association with agricultural crops or animals to provide both ecological and economic benefits.
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The progress being delivered by Nespresso, the Rainforest Alliance and Pur Projet through the agroforestry plan is building on that success, helping farmers to improve their resilience to the real and present threat that is climate change.
APC has arrived at this enviable position by working with local communities within the domestic economies of the countries in which they operate; educating and supporting fragile rural communities, providing local jobs, and expanding the knowledge of sustainable forestry and agroforestry practices.
Sponsored by La Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild (CBR) and ONF International (ONFI), the international subsidiary of the French Office National des Forets, the Fund will benefit from CBR back-office and investment platform, while ONFI contributes agroforestry technical expertise and regional presence in the Fund's targeted geographies.
The integrated model of agroforestry also addresses the problem of deforestation by conserving soil and water.
Agroforestry incorporates multifunctional trees in agricultural systems.
Deforestation and biodiversity loss in recent decades (FAO 2006) have increased attention on the contribution of agroforestry systems to conservation (Reitsma et al.
Ghana-based Kuapa Kokoo, which owns Divine Chocolate, said it was working with its members on climate change issues and was piloting an agroforestry project to increase shade levels at cocoa farms.
The team of researchers responsible for the recent find are Chung-Ho Lin, research assistant professor at the MU Center for Agroforestry at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; George Stewart, professor and department chair of Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine; and Brian Thompson, postdoctoral fellow in the Bond Life Sciences Center.
Finally he takes readers to the Sylhet region for small-scale betel leaf agroforestry and linkages between livelihoods of forest villagers and forest conservation.
Jakarta Japanese tyre-maker Bridgestone announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement with the World Agroforestry Centre, in which the parties will provide small-scale farmers in Indonesia with information and guidance on best practices in connection with the cultivation of rubber trees.
Agroforestry is a collective name for a land use systems and practices where woody perennials (trees, shrubs, palms, bamboos etc) are deliberately used on the same land management unit with agricultural crops and or animals, either in some form of spatial arrangement or temporal sequence in which there are both ecological and economical interactions between different components [8].
While farmers have long placed trees among their crops to enhance soil health, raise marketable fruits or nuts, and protect row crops from damaging winds, more farmers practice agroforestry than was previously appreciated, new data suggest.