The Tenets of Agroforestry
An Outline of Salient Characteristics of Agroforestry
Agroforestry science is very young, and there are few teaching materials at higher levels of learning.
This book fills the void with general principles/tenets on all aspects of agroforetry for the agroforestry curriculum.
Topics include components, forms, niches, and history of agroforestry; lessons from research and focus of agroforestry in the future; efficiency in use of biophysical resources; products and services from agroforestry; complexity and sustainability of agroforestry; tree-crop interactions; economics of agroforestry; tree management in agroforestry systems; socio-economic issues that limit tree planting and adoption of agroforestry; guidelines and strategies of scaling-up adoption and impact of agroforestry.
The book is suitable for students of agriculture and forestry, professionals and policy makers in land use and environmental protection.