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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First, cooperative members receive micro loans through existing micro credit institutions, covering the costs of labour and materials to convert land from low-yield, semi-abandoned farms and cattle pastures to agroforestry models combining coffee and various hardwood tree cultivations.
Last week in the European Parliament in Brussels I chaired a meeting on the Agfoward project that marked the end of four years of research into the many and varied forms that agroforestry currently takes across the European Union.
The book is an excellent overview of the past three decades of the evolution of thinking and practice on agroforestry.
php/2017/09/12/scientists-find-fungus-appetite-plastic-rubbish-dump/) release by World Agroforestry, "We wanted to identify solutions which already existed in nature, but finding microorganisms which can do the job isn't easy.
Local economies are growing around agroforestry and sustainable development, and there is hope that one day, the lungs of the earth will once again take a full breath.
Dynamic of Cordia alliodora's shade in agroforestry systems with coffee in Tolima, Colombia
4 (September 2015): Special issue: "Gender in Agroforestry.
Agroforestry systems are characterized by being highly diversified and self-sufficient (7), the interrelated components makes its heterogeneity more complex and provides the necessary conditions for maintaining edaphic micro-biota (8).
Under such conditions, development of agroforestry systems to meet the increasing demand of food, forage and wood is urgently needed.
The study on the implementation of agroforestry systems in oil palm smallholdings show a fair of similarity in their components where the distinctive feature of the components involves an interaction between oil palm crops, other plant species, and livestock.
The topics include policies and initiatives related to water and climate change in agriculture: case studies from Brazil and Africa, the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, agroforestry systems as a promising alternative for soil conservation and carbon sequestration, uncertainty as the key challenge for agricultural water resources management under climate change in the BRICS countries, and whether investment in river basics can sustain the global development of food and energy systems.
She worked for ten years at the World Agroforestry Centre ICRAF in Kenya on the propagation of indigenous fruit trees, before she moved to a career in research management.