1st Edition

Agroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems



ISBN 9781566702942
Published December 28, 1998 by CRC Press
432 Pages

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Book Description

Agroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems examines the environmental and social conditions that affect the roles and performance of trees in field- and forest-based agricultural production systems. Various types of ecological settings for agroforestry are analyzed within temperate and tropical regions. The roles of soil, water, light, nutrient and pest management in mixed, annual, woody perennial and livestock systems are discussed. Important new case studies from around the world offer innovative strategies that have been used successfully in raising forests and tree products on a sustainable basis for commercial harvesting and for providing other environmental services in land conservation and watershed management.

Table of Contents

Foreword, P. Sanchez
Trees in Managed Landscapes: Factors in Farmer Decision Making, J.E.M. Arnold and P. A Dewees
Ethnobotanical Perspectives of Agroforestry, D.M. Bates
Contemporary Uses of Tree Tenure, J. Bruce and L. Fortmann
Pest Management in Energy- and Labor-Intensive Agroforestry Systems, M.E. Dix, B.Bishaw, S.W. Workman, M.R. Barnhart, N.B. Klopfenstein, and A.M. Dix
The Science and Practice of Black Walnut Agroforestry in Missouri (U.S.A.): A Temperate Zone Assessment, H.E. Garrett and L.S. Harper
Sustainable Mulch-Based Cropping Systems with Trees, D.C.L. Kass, H.D. Thurston, and K. Schlather
Domestication of Tropical Trees: From Biology to Economics and Policy, R.R.B. Leakey and T.P. Tomich
Agro-Forests: Incorporating a Forest Vision in Agroforestry, G. Michon and H. de Foresta
Asexual Propagation of Multipurpose and Fruit Trees Used in Agroforestry, K.W. Mudge and E.B. Brennan
Nutrient Cycling in Tropical Agroforestry Systems: Myths and Science, P.K.R. Nair, R.J. Buresh, D.N. Mugendi, and C.R. Latt
Animals and Agroforestry in the Tropics, A.N. Pell
Economic and Environmental Benefits of Agroforestry in Food and Fuelwood Production, D. Pimentel and A. Wightman
Water Management with Hedgerow Agroforestry Systems, S.J. Riha and B.D. McIntyre
Confronting Complexity, Dealing with Difference: Social Context, Content, and Practice in Agroforestry, D. Rocheleau
Silvopastoralism: Competition and Facilitation Between Trees, Livestock, and Improved Grass-Clover Pastures on Temperate Rainfed Lands, S.H. Sharrow
A Utilitarian Approach to the Incorporation of Local Knowledge in Agroforestry Research and Extension, F.L. Sinclair and D.H. Walker
Managing Ground Cover Heterogeneity in Coffee (Coffee arabica L.) Under Managed Tree Shade: From Replicated Plots to Farmer Practice, C. Staver

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Reviews

"The evolution of agroforestry from a highly descriptive, value-laden practice into an applied, multidisciplinary science is now in full swing, and this book is a significant contribution in this direction. The chapters provide excellent coverage. Some describe broad issues, while others focus on highly specific topics. Geographical coverage is wide, including both tropical and temperate regions…I commend the authors and editors on a job well done. Enjoy reading it."
-Pedro A. Sanchez, Director General, International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, from the Foreword to this book

"Overall, this is an admirable book…the editors have done an effective job in choosing a balance of subjects that form a cohesive whole…should be of great value to anyone with an agricultural or ecological background who has an interest in agroforestry."
-Brent Blair in New Biological Books, December 1999

"Important new case studies from around the world offer innovative strategies that have been used successfully in raising forests and tree products on a sustainable basis for commercial harvesting, and for providing other environmental services in land conservation and watershed management."
-Biology Digest, November 1999

"…is extremely valuable for scientists, students, educators and planners involved in agroforestry and management of natural resources."
--Meka R. Rao and Chin K. Ong, Ecosystem Rehabilitiation Programme, International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, Nairobi, Kenya

"The textbook Agroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems (CRC Press, 1999) is a very useful collection of papers that enhance our understanding of complex agroforestry practices... This book will be useful not only as a text for introductory college courses, but also for educators, researchers, extensionists and students wishing to gain a better understanding of agroforestry."
- The Temperate Agroforester, October 2001