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Although from the start ICRAF recognized the importance of the socio-economic dimensions of agroforestry land-use systems, it was only five years after its official commencement that an economist was added to the staff.
This article is a review of ICRAF's efforts over the past six years to strengthen the capability of national institutions in developing countries for the diagnosis of land management problems, identification of agroforestry potentials and research priorities, and design of appropriate...
The purpose of the Agroforestry Systems Inventory was to systematically collect data on important and promising agroforestry systems. The method consisted of data collection through collective efforts of ICRAF and a group of qualified Regional Coordinators from different geographical regions,...
This article is about the institutional development of the International Council for Research in Agroforestry. It follows the Council's history from the initial ideas in the IDRC-sponsored study “Trees, Food and People”, its formalization in 1977, the early years up to 1980, when the Council was...
ICRAF has a Field Station at Machakos, 70 km south-east of Nairobi on a 40-ha site. It provides a good collection of a large number of multipurpose trees and shrubs useful in agroforestry, experimental designs, agroforestry technologie,, demonstration oof some agroforestry practices and...
This paper gives brief accounts of the nine international seminars, workshops and conferences organized by ICRAF during the period from 1979 to early 1987.
ICRAF's main contributions to research related to soils have been a symposium, Soils Research in Agroforestry; a review of soil productivity aspects of agroforestry; a further review of the potential of agroforestry for soil conservation, covering both erosion control and maintenance of...
Woody perennials are vital components of agroforestry systems. However, the state of knowledge about most of the large number of useful species is inferior to that about other components in such systems. In order to close this gap and expedite research, ICRAF has built up a multipurpose tree and...
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