Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Agroforestry for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Science and Practice

Edited by Martin Kaonga

A Rocha, Portugal

Agroforestry has great potential for reducing deforestation and forest degradation, providing rural livelihoods and habitats for species outside formally protected land, and alleviating resource-use pressure on conservation areas. However, widespread adoption of agroforestry innovations is still constrained by a myriad of factors including design features of candidate agroforestry innovations, perceived needs, policies, availability and distribution of factors of production, and perception of risks. Understanding the science, and factors that regulate the adoption, of agroforestry and how they impact the implementation of agroforestry is vitally important. Agroforestry for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Science and Practice examines design features and management practices of some agroforestry practices and their impact on biodiversity and the ecosystem services it delivers. It also identifies policy issues for facilitating adoption of desirable agroforestry practices and gradual diminution of undesirable policies.

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Agroforestry for Biodiversity and Ecosystem ServicesScience and PracticeEdited by Martin Kaonga

Published: April 4th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2100

ISBN: 978-953-51-0493-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5267-5

Copyright year: 2012

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20083 Total Chapter Downloads

21 Crossref Citations

45 Web of Science Citations

63 Dimensions Citations


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1. Consumption of Acorns by Finishing Iberian Pigs and Their Function in the Conservation of the Dehesa Agroecosystem

By Vicente Rodriguez-Estevez, Manuel Sanchez-Rodriguez, Cristina Arce, Anton R. Garcia, Jose M. Perea and A. Gustavo Gomez-Castro


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2. A Conceptual Model of Carbon Dynamics for Improved Fallows in the Tropics

By M. L. Kaonga and T. P. Bayliss-Smith


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3. Drivers of Parasitoid Wasps' Community Composition in Cacao Agroforestry Practice in Bahia State, Brazil

By Carlos Frankl Sperber, Celso Oliveira Azevedo, Dalana Campos Muscardi, Neucir Szinwelski and Sabrina Almeida


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4. The Effects of Tree-Alfalfa Intercropped Systems on Wood Quality in Temperate Regions

By Hamid Reza Taghiyari and Davood Efhami Sisi


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5. Shoot Pruning and Impact on Functional Equilibrium Between Shoots and Roots in Simultaneous Agroforestry Systems

By Patrick E. K. Chesney


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6. Improved Policies for Facilitating the Adoption of Agroforestry

By Frank Place, Oluyede C. Ajayi, Emmanuel Torquebiau, Guillermo Detlefsen, Michelle Gauthier and Gérard Buttoud


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7. Mainstreaming Agroforestry Policy in Tanzania Legal Framework

By Tuli S. Msuya and Jafari R. Kideghesho


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8. Effectiveness of Grassroots Organisations in the Dissemination of Agroforestry Innovations

By Ann Degrande, Steven Franzel, Yannick Siohdjie Yeptiep, Ebenezer Asaah, Alain Tsobeng and Zac Tchoundjeu


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