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CTA. 2000. Africa's parklands. Spore 88. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/46886
Internet URL: http://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore88.pdf
Agroforestry parklands in sub-Saharan Africa FAO Conservation Guides 34, 1999. 250 pp. ISBN 9251043760 US$ 24 E 25.30 (See other FAO reference for address)
Although, the term "parklands" is widely used, it is somewhat confusing to find that it refers to a common African land-use system, whereby trees are deliberately retained on cultivated or recently fallowed land. Trees are part and parcel of the parklands farmingsystem, which is the most widespread agroforestry system in sub-Saharan Africa. It incorporates crop cultivation and animal production, and provides fuel, fodder, fruits and medicine from the trees. Agroforestry parklands in sub-Saharan Africa reviews the status of our knowledge of these systems and the experiences relating to the biophysical, socio-economic and policy aspects of their management. It identifies research needs and possibilities for improving their management, conservation and development. The main emphasis is on West African parklands, with occasional references to other regions. Agroforestry parklands in sub-Saharan Africa FAO Conservation Guides 34, 1999. 250 pp. ISBN 9251043760 US$ 24 Eur 25.30 (See other FAO reference for address)