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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Icar-Central Agroforestry Research Institute , Near Pahuj Dam Gwl
programs in Agroforestry Sciences, Agribusiness, and Rural Development among others.
Paquito Moreno, Jr., executive director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Luzon, said on Wednesday that the PHP23-million worth access road was funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as an 'agroforestry support facility' in the 10-year Forestland Management Project (FMP) in Pantabangan-Carranglan watershed in this province.
According to the publication - from researchers at Cranfield University, Bangor University, the Organic Research Centre and others in collaboration with the Soil Association and farm woodland organisations - agroforestry systems are often more than 30% more productive than monocultural systems.
Indian researchers in forestry, agriculture, and related fields address issues of climate change and how to use agroforestry systems to minimize the diverse impacts of it.
A land management system where trees and shrubs are grown together with crops and pasture, agroforestry has been found to provide numerous benefits, including improved soil and water quality, increased biodiversity, high crop yields and thus incomes, reduced greenhouse-gas emissions, and increased carbon sequestration.
The profit sharing models of nine agroforestry cooperatives, including one found at the 47,270 hectares Mt.
Dr Peter Minang, a research scientist at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) told the over 1,200 delegates at the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry in Montpellier, France, this week that Africa is only going to achieve resilient climate-smart and sustainable development if farmers can build on agroforestry systems."Africa is endowed with massive traditional agroforestry systems, such as the one in Ethiopia, where coffee originated," said Minag.
* March 28 -- Agroforestry for Diversification on Small Scale Farms
The development of agroforestry and prospects for improving the management and use of forest resources are discussed in Bishkek.
A system called agroforestry is more successful and far less expensive; trees are grown around or among crops.