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The characterization and evaluation of agroforestry systems is exemplified for the Acosta-Puriscal region in Costa Rica.
In Amazonian Ecuador, studies are being realized to intensify fallow periods by grazing African tropical forest type sheep (Red Afro-Colombian X Barbados Black Belly) on Asian tropical forest legume cover forage (Desmodium ovalifolium) under American tropical forest legume fuelwood trees (Inga...
Two main roles are identified in the review: the productive one, where woody perennials yield a material output (fuel, fodder, etc.), and the ‘service’ type, with no tangible product (shelter, nutrient recycling, etc.). In their productive role trees and shrubs may supply fodder in browsing...
Swidden agriculture is today the focus of a great deal of debate in the context of agroforestry development in humid, tropical countries. This paper argues that much of this debate deals not with the empirical facts of swidden agriculture, however, but rather with widely-accepted myths, and that...
The features of the tropical forest are found in Sundanese village-gardens. They are rich in plant species, a layered structure of the vegetation, existing patchwork and succession of sylvigenetic phases (from pioneer to homeostatic phase). These traditional agroforests reflect the sourrounding...
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