Agroforestry: a delivery mechanism for multi-functional agriculture

Leakey, Roger R.B. (2010) Agroforestry: a delivery mechanism for multi-functional agriculture. In: Kellimore, Lawrence R., (ed.) Handbook of Agroforestry: management practices and environmental impact. Nova, New York, NY, USA, pp. 461-471.

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The reports of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development present multi-functional agriculture as a better agricultural paradigm for a productive and sustainable future than the current model of intensive industrial agriculture. Like multi-functional agriculture, agroforestry has the objective of promoting economically, socially and environmentally sustainable rural development. This paper briefly summarizes some of the major global issues of land degradation, poverty, malnutrition and hunger and examines how agroforestry can play a substantial role in the delivery of a better future, especially for poor small-holder farmers in the tropics.

Item ID: 5635
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-60876-359-7
Keywords: agroforestry, multi-functional agriculture, sustainable development, smallholder agriculture, developing countries
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2009 03:49
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development @ 60%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070501 Agroforestry @ 40%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8201 Forestry > 820103 Integration of Farm and Forestry @ 100%
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