Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
  3. Systems, Practices, and Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. H. E. Garrett, M. S. Kerley, K. P. Ladyman, W. D. Walter, L. D. Godsey, J. W. Van Sambeek et al.
      Pages 21-33
    3. R. C. Schultz, T. M. Isenhart, W. W. Simpkins, J. P. Colletti
      Pages 35-50
    4. D. L. Rockwood, C. V. Naidu, D. R. Carter, M. Rahmani, T. A. Spriggs, C. Lin et al.
      Pages 51-63
    5. J. R. Brandle, L. Hodges, X. H. Zhou
      Pages 65-78
    6. M. Denich, K. Vielhauer, M. S. de A. Kato, A. Block, O. R. Kato, T. D. de Abreu Sá et al.
      Pages 91-106
    7. M. R. Rao, M. C. Palada, B. N. Becker
      Pages 107-122
    8. B. M. Kumar, P. K. R. Nair
      Pages 135-152
  4. Biological and Ecological issues

  5. Economics, Marketing, and Adoption

  6. Knowledge Integration

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 463-480

About this book


It was in late 2002 that the idea of preparing a collection of multi-authored chapters on different aspects of ag- st forestry as a compendium for the 1 World Congress of Agroforestry, June 2004, was tossed around. With the approval of the idea by the Congress Organizing Committee, serious efforts to make it a reality got under way in early 2003. The rigorously peer-reviewed and edited manuscripts were submitted to the publisher in December 2003. Considering the many differentindividualsinvolved in the task as authors and manuscriptreviewers, we feel quite pleased that the task could be accomplished within this timeframe. We are pleased also about the contents on several counts. First of all, the tropical-temperate mix of topics is a rare feature of a publication of this nature. In spite of the scienti?c commonalities between tropical and temperate practices of agroforestry, the differences between them are so enormous that it is often impossible to mesh them together in one publication. Secondly, several of the chapters are on topics that have not been discussed or described much in agroforestryliterature. A third feature is that some of the authors, though well known in their own disciplinary areas, are somewhat new to agroforestry; the perceptions and outlooks of these scholars who are relatively unin?uenced by the past happenings in agroforestry gives a whole new dimension to agroforestry and broadensthescopeofthesubject. Finally, ratherthanjustreviewingandsummarizingpastwork,mostchapterstake the extra effort in attempting to outline the next steps.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6673-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2424-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-1199
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1202
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