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Agroforestry: Reconciling Production with Protection of the Environment A Synopsis of Research Literature

Smith, Jo (2010) Agroforestry: Reconciling Production with Protection of the Environment A Synopsis of Research Literature. Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm, Research, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury.

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This is a synopsis of research literature that investigates the potential of temperate agroforestry as a sustainable production system. Agroforestry is a concept of integrated land use that combines elements of agriculture and forestry. An emphasis on managing rather than reducing complexity promotes a functionally biodiverse system that balances productivity with environmental protection.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:agroforestry, sustainable agriculture, silvoarable, silvopastoral, trees
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Farming Systems
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
Related Links:http://www.sustainable-agroforestry.org/, http://www.organicresearchcentre.com/
Deposited By: Smith, Dr Jo
ID Code:18172
Deposited On:31 Jan 2011 09:29
Last Modified:31 Jan 2011 09:31
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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