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Agroforestry for sustainable agriculture


Dr María Rosa Mosquera-Losada is Distinguished Professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Professor Mosquera-Losada is President of the Spanish Agroforestry Association (AGFE) and a former President of the European Agroforestry Federation (EURAF). She is also Coordinator of the EU-funded Agroforestry Innovation Networks (AFINET) project, a Policy Work Package Leader for the EU project AGFORWARD (Agroforestry that will Advance Rural Development) and Data Knowledge Work Package Leader for the EU project EURAKNOS (Connecting Thematic Networks as Knowledge Reservoirs: towards a European Agricultural Knowledge Innovation Open Source System) and is also co-Chair of the Croplands Working Group of the Global Research Alliance and of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (FAO).

Dr Ravi Prabhu is Deputy Director General (Research) at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Kenya. Dr Prabhu was previously Senior Programme Officer for Forests and Climate Change at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).



Publication date:

31 May 2019

Length of book:

542 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786762207

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Agroforestry seeks to balance protection of forest resources, the exploitation of the ecosystem services that trees can contribute to agriculture and the role of agroforestry in diversifying the range of agricultural products and markets.

This volume reviews the latest research on the role and implementation of main types of agroforestry, understanding and assessing the ecosystem services that agroforestry can deliver and techniques for optimising agroforestry practice. The book's main focus is on temperate agroforestry, but also reviews particular issues facing agroforestry in the tropics.

The collection will be a standard reference for forestry and agricultural scientists in universities, government and other research centres in agroforestry

What others are saying...

"Based on the breadth of topics covered and the experience and expertise of the distinguished editors and contributing authors, this book promises to be a substantial addition to the growing body of knowledge on agroforestry and a valuable reference material for all interested in the subject."
P. K. Ramachandran Nair, Distinguished Professor, University of Florida, USA; co-founder of ICRAF.

Table of contents

Part 1 Agroforestry practices
1.Agroforestry practices: riparian forest buffers and filter strips: Richard Schultz, Thomas Isenhart, William Beck, Tyler Groh and Morgan Davis, Iowa State University, USA;
2.Agroforestry practices: windbreaks: Gary Wyatt, Amanda Sames and Diomy S. Zamora, University of Minnesota, USA;
3.Managing hedgerows to optimise ecosystem services in agroforestry systems: Penka Tsonkova and Christian Böhm, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany; Rico Hübner, Technical University of Munich, Germany; and Julia Ehritt, Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union Brandenburg, Germany;
4.Temperate alley cropping systems: Diomy S. Zamora, University of Minnesota, USA; Samuel C. Allen, New Mexico State University, USA; Kent G. Apostol, Independent Researcher and Editor, USA; Shibu Jose, University of Missouri, USA; and Gary Wyatt, University of Minnesota, USA;;
5.Agroforestry practices: silvopastoralism: Gerardo Moreno and Victor Rolo, INDEHESA, Institute for Silvopastoralism Research, University of Extremadura, Spain;
6.Agroforestry practices: forest farming: Kenneth Mudge, Cornell University, USA;
7.Modelling agroforestry systems: Paul Burgess and Anil Graves, Cranfield University, UK; Silvestre García de Jalón, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Spain; João Palma, MV Agroecology Research Centre, Portugal; Christian Dupraz, INRA-System, University of Montpellier, France; and Meine van Noordwijk, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kenya;
8.Tree planting and management in agroforestry: Lydie Dufour, INRA, France;
Part 2 Agroforestry ecosystem services
9.A holistic approach to sustainable agriculture: trees, science and global society: Roger R. B. Leakey, International Tree Foundation, UK;
10.The role of biodiversity in agroforestry and other types of smallholder farming: Mary Ng'endo, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kenya; and Shonil A. Bhagwat, The Open University, UK;
11. Agroforestry: a system for improving soil health: S. H. Anderson and R. P. Udawatta, University of Missouri, USA;

Part 3 Agroforestry products
12.Agroforestry for hardwood timber production: J. W. 'Jerry' Van Sambeek, formerly of USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station and University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, USA;
13.Agroforestry for the cultivation of nuts: Michael A. Gold, University of Missouri, USA;
14.Agroforestry for fruit trees in Europe and Mediterranean North Africa: Pierre-Éric Lauri, INRA, France; Karim Barkaoui, CIRAD, France; Mohammed Ater, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Morocco; and Adolfo Rosati, CREA, Italy;

Part 4 Tropical agroforestry
15.Moving up the scale: challenges in tropical agroforestry: John Lynam, Independent Consultant;
16.Tropical tree domestication in agroforestry: Damase Khasa and Alain R. Atangana, Université Laval, Canada;
17.Tropical agroforestry and ecosystem services: trade-offs analysis for better design strategies: Rolando Cerda, CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza), Costa Rica; Luis Orozco-Aguilar, The University of Melbourne, Australia; Norvin Sepúlveda, CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza), Costa Rica; Jenny Ordoñez and Geovana Carreño-Rocabado, CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza) and World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Costa Rica; and Freddy Amores, Willan Caicedo, Samuel Oblitas and Eduardo Somarriba, CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza), Costa Rica;