Agroforestry Systems

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 41–52 | Cite as

The significance of ergonomics to agroforestry, Part I

  • H. Mueller-Darss


Arroforestry aims at developing land-use systems and management concepts, suitable for improved production of food and non-food crops for meeting basic demands. The techniques applied should be adapted to environmental conditions and be compatible with the cultural practices of the local population.

Most agroforestry practices tend to be labour intensive and, in fact, creation of jobs and income in rural regions under acceptable conditions deserve high priority within a relevant development policy.

Therefore, ergonomics aiming at harmonization of work and production with human and social needs of the rural population can substantially contribute to promote agroforestry in the tropical world.


Local Population Development Policy Cultural Practice Rural Population Rural Region 
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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Mueller-Darss
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  1. 1.Institute of Ergonomics of the Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest Products Hamburg-ReinbekReinbekFRG

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