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Cover for Silvopastoral systems for rural development on a global perspective.

Rural areas of developing countries are home to about 2.8 billion people that get food, energy, medicines and other products from forestry, agriculture and animal rearing. The monthly share of one of these inhabitants is very little on a world scale; the search for wealth by such a large number of...

Author(s)
Pardini, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Comparison of terrestrial and aerial oversowing of ski lanes grazed by sheep in the northern Apennines (central Italy).

Ski lane oversowing is used to reduce soil erosion and to maintain soft snow cover during the skiing season. Sown swards are colonized by native species and, in some cases, persistency of introduced mixtures is limited to a few years; however, sowing has a very positive influence on soil erosion,...

Author(s)
Longhi, F.; Pardini, A.; Ghiselli, L.; Tallarico, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Horse grazing on a mixture of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trifolium brachycalycinum</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cynodon dactylon</i> in firebreaks of Tuscan Maremma (central Italy).

Firebreaks are necessary to prevent and fight forest fires. Unfortunately bare soil increases soil erosion and the eventual presence of a native sward can even increase the risk of fire. A sown mixture of Trifolium subterraneum brachycalycinum+Cynodon dactylon has been shown to have very useful...

Author(s)
Pardini, A.; Natali, F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper