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
- Comprehensive review of the effectiveness of particular agroforestry practices, from riparian forest buffers and filter strips, windbreaks and contour buffers to alley cropping, silvopasture and forest farming
- Summarises current research on ecosystem services delivered by agroforestry, from promoting biodiversity and soil health to water quality and management
- Assesses research on best practice in tree planting and management as well as optimising agroforestry products, from timber and nuts to bioenery
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 C. 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, 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.Trees, science and global society: Roger Leakey, James Cook University, Australia;
10.The role of agroforestry in habitat conservation and biodiversity use at household level: Mary Ngendo Kanui, 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 USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, USA 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: 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 P. Khasa and Alain R. Atangana, Université Laval, Canada;
17.Tropical agroforestry and ecosystem services: trade-offs analysis for better design strategies: Rolando Cerda, CATIE, Costa Rica; Luis Orozco-Aguilar, Independent Researcher, Nicaragua; Norvin Sepúlveda, Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza, Nicaragua; Jenny Ordoñez, ICRAF, France; Geovana Carreño, Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno, Bolivia; Freddy Amores, Mars, Ecuador; Willan Caicedo, EMIRNA, Ecuador; Samuel Oblitas, Independent Researcher, Bolivia; and Eduardo Somarriba, CATIE, Costa Rica;