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Temperate agroforestry systems.

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This second edition of the book contains 12 chapters, which aims to: (1) to update existing chapters with the tremendous advances in temperate agroforestry knowledge that have come to light in the last 20 years; and (2) if possible, to add new global regional examples of temperate agroforestry. Several changes have been made to the second edition. North America has been split into separate America...


Chapter 5 (Page no: 98)

Temperate agroforestry: the European way.

This chapter is a significant rewrite of the first edition, but excludes developments in the UK, which are discussed in Chapter 4. For the past two decades, agroforestry has been an active research and extension topic in Europe and is increasingly important within EU agricultural, environmental, energy and climate change policies. The structure of this chapter has been revised to reflect these trends. The chapter starts with a description of silvopastoral (Section 2) and silvoarable (Section 3) systems in Europe, covering both historical practices and modern trials. Section 4 deals with linear agroforestry systems, including wooded hedgerows and riparian tree strips. Section 5 discusses research lessons and outstanding questions. Section 6 describes the incentives and disincentives faced by agroforestry within the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and how these affect its uptake. Section 7 covers the important role that agroforestry has to play in the EU Energy and Climate Change policies.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Temperate agroforestry: an overview. Author(s): Gordon, A. M. Newman, S. M. Coleman, B. R. W. Thevathasan, N. V.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Agroforestry in Canada and its role in farming systems. Author(s): Thevathasan, N. V. Coleman, B. Zabek, L. Ward, T. Gordon, A. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 50) Temperate agroforestry in the United States: current trends and future directions. Author(s): Jose, S. Gold, M. A. Garrett, H. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 72) Agroforestry in the UK. Author(s): Newman, S. M. Pilbeam, D. J. Briggs, S.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 153) Agroforestry in the Indian Himalayan region: an overview. Author(s): Kumar, B. M. Handa, A. K. Dhyani, S. K. Arunachalam, A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 173) Temperate agroforestry in China. Author(s): Chang, S. X. Wang, W. Zhu, Z. Wu, Y. Peng, X.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 195) Agroforestry systems in temperate Australia. Author(s): Reid, R. Moore, R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 224) Temperate agroforestry systems in New Zealand. Author(s): Kemp, P. D. Hawke, M. F. Knowles, R. L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 237) Novel agroforestry systems in temperate Chile. Author(s): Dube, F. Stolpe, N. B. Zagal, E. Figueroa, C. R. Concha, C. Neira, P. Carrasco, C. Schwenke, J. M. Schwenke, V. Müller-Using, B.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 252) Silvopastoral systems in Patagonia, Argentina. Author(s): Peri, P. L. Caballé, G. Hansen, N. E. Bahamonde, H. A. Lencinas, M. V. Müller, A. R. von Ormaechea, S. Gargaglione, V. Soler, R. Sarasola, M. Rusch, V. Borrelli, L. Fernández, M. E. Gyenge, J. Tejera, L. E. Lloyd, C. E. Martínez Pastur, G.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 274) Temperate agroforestry: key elements, current limits and opportunities for the future. Author(s): Newman, S. M. Gordon, A. M.