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Agroforestry Systems

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 317–337 | Cite as

Traditional agroforestry, parcel management, and social forestry development in a pioneer agricultural community: the case of Jala-jala, Rizal, Philippines

  • Harold Olofson
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Abstract

This paper overviews a variety of traditional agroforestry systems found in a small community of Filipino migrant farmers. Background information provides context, and then case studies of seven farmers are offered to illustrate the functions which their agroforestries fulfill in a situation of parcellization of farm-holdings into both level and sloping fields. The implications of the brief portraits presented for further research and development and for the acceptability of a social forestry program now going on in the community are suggested.

Key words

agroforestry social forestry hillside agriculture farm management farm fragmentation rapid rural appraisal Philippines 

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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold Olofson
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  1. 1.Department of Social ForestryUniversity of the Philippines at Los BañosLos BañosPhilippines

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