Martin Kaonga

Dr Martin Leckson Kaonga, a chartered scientist (biogeochemist), is Director of Science and Conservation and researcher at A Rocha International (ARI), Cambridge, United Kingdom. Much of his research is dedicated to understanding plant biodiversity and biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nutrients in tropical ecosystems. He has published his work on plant diversity and carbon dynamics in tropical ecosystems in numerous journals and books. He is also responsible for implementation of science and conservation policies and ensuring that ARI’s work is based on sound science.

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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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