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Cover for The power of agriculture.

This chapter discusses the agricultural development components of the Char Development and Settlement Project in Bangladesh. These include: support for field crops, homestead agriculture and agroforestry; poultry and livestock; and value chain development. Women's participation in agricultural...

Author(s)
Karim, M. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroecology and nutrition: transformative possibilities and challenges.

Agroecology is a holistic approach to agriculture, which takes into account the ecological, social, political and economic dimensions of producing food in order to build sustainable and resilient food systems that ensure food security and nutrition. It is thus an approach that resonates closely...

Author(s)
Kerr, R. B.; Rahmanian, M.; Owoputi, I.; Batello, C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Temperate agroforestry systems.

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....

Author(s)
Gordon, A. M.; Newman, S. M.; Coleman, B. R. W.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Temperate agroforestry: an overview.

This chapter defines temperate agroforestry as 'the incorporation of trees into farming systems' or even better, 'farming with trees.' The chapter also provides the historical perspective, key systems and species used in temperate agroforestry. Finally, the chapter describes the structure of the...

Author(s)
Gordon, A. M.; Newman, S. M.; Coleman, B. R. W.; Thevathasan, N. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agroforestry in Canada and its role in farming systems.

This chapter presents the history and background of agroforestry in Canada; and describes farms, forests, woodlots and land use changes in the region. The chapter discusses the driving forces in agroforestry, the relationship of agroforestry with wildlife and biodiversity, agroforestry systems and...

Author(s)
Thevathasan, N. V.; Coleman, B.; Zabek, L.; Ward, T.; Gordon, A. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Temperate agroforestry in the United States: current trends and future directions.

This chapter discusses some of the potential benefits and future applications of agroforestry in the USA. A brief overview of the five recognized temperate agroforestry practices in the USA is followed by specific examples for integrating production agriculture and forestry to create more...

Author(s)
Jose, S.; Gold, M. A.; Garrett, H. E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroforestry in the UK.

This chapter reviews the theories behind agroforestry in the UK, showing how experimental analysis has increased understanding of how such systems function, and reviews the current position regarding commercial agroforestry in the constituent countries of the UK. The chapter also analyses policy...

Author(s)
Newman, S. M.; Pilbeam, D. J.; Briggs, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agroforestry in the Indian Himalayan region: an overview.

This chapter synthesizes the information on Indian temperate agroforestry systems and practices with particular reference to IHR; and highlights their potential to meet the ever-increasing food, fuel, fodder and timber requirements of the society and to provide ecosystem services. It also...

Author(s)
Kumar, B. M.; Handa, A. K.; Dhyani, S. K.; Arunachalam, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Temperate agroforestry in China.

This chapter systematically reviews and updates information on temperate agroforestry systems and research in China. It is established that agroforestry has been practised by Chinese farmers for many centuries and it is becoming more and more important because of its sustainable nature under...

Author(s)
Chang, S. X.; Wang, W.; Zhu, Z.; Wu, Y.; Peng, X.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agroforestry systems in temperate Australia.

This chapter is a re-work and reflects a maturity in the thinking and practices amongst many of those working in agroforestry development in Australia. It begins with the likely problems, opportunities and aspirations of farmers within the temperate region that might cause them to be interested in...

Author(s)
Reid, R.; Moore, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter

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