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Agroforestry: Science, Policy and Practice

Selected papers from the agroforestry sessions of the IUFRO 20th World Congress, Tampere, Finland, 6–12 August 1995

  • Fergus L. Sinclair

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-3
  2. P. A. Sanchez
    Pages 5-55
  3. H. Tomlinson, Z. Teklehaimanot, A. Traoré, E. Olapade
    Pages 145-159
  4. P. De Reffye, F. Houllier, F. Blaise, D. Barthelemy, J. Dauzat, D. Auclair
    Pages 175-197
  5. G. J. Lawson, N. M. J. Crout, P. E. Levy, D. C. Mobbs, J. S. Wallace, M. G. R. Cannell et al.
    Pages 199-221
  6. D. H. Walker, F. L. Sinclair, B. Thapa
    Pages 235-248
  7. B. Thapa, F. L. Sinclair, D. H. Walker
    Pages 249-261
  8. W. Hsiung, S. Yang, Q. Tao
    Pages 277-287

About this book

Introduction

Agroforestry research is central to developing methods for the sustainable use of natural renewable resources, evolving to address the needs of the coming century. It is now necessary to consolidate the scientific gains now being made in process-oriented research and to develop a policy framework to encourage the adoption of sustainable land use practices. Agroforestry plays an important role in conserving forest resources, reducing the need for deforestation. Further, if `forest' is broadly defined as tree cover, agroforestry will also increase the proportion of woody biomass in farming landscapes.
The papers selected for inclusion in Agroforestry: Science, Policy, and Practice establish agroforestry as an interdisciplinary science focused on the practical imperative of assisting farmers, forest dwellers and landscape-level planners to achieve sustainable food, fuel and timber production into the 21st century.

Keywords

Deforestation Forestry Symbiose forest root architecture sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Fergus L. Sinclair
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Agricultural and Forest SciencesUniversity of WalesBangorUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0681-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4610-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0681-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1334
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