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CTA. 1995. Agroforestry (1). Spore 57. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Agroforestry is a modern word for an ancient skill. It is the system of land management in which perennial woody species (trees, shrubs and others) are intentionally grown on land which is also being used for crop cultivation and/or livestock. Throughout the world, research has continued with the aim of improving agroforestry systems. It is now time to use the help of extensionists to transfer the results to small-scale farmers. The Agromisa Association receives many enquiries for information about agroforestry from all parts of the world. It is partly as a response to these requests that an agroforestry manual has been published with support from CTA. The manual outlines the basic principles of agroforestry and presents the options and limitations of the system. Many different techniques have been evolved and, of these, five are presented in the manual: live hedges; intercropping; windbreaks; improved fallow; home gardens. None should be adopted exactly as described but should be adapted to suit local conditions. Agroforestry by Chris Brils, Paulien van de Ende, Bertken de Leede and Peter Paap. 1994 AGRODOK No. 16 60pp AGROMISA, PB41, 6700 AA Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS and CTA. Also published in French. Available from CTA.