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Agroforestry - The Future of Global Land Use

Series: Advances in Agroforestry, Vol. 9

Nair, P.K. Ramachandran, Garrity, Dennis (Eds.)

2012, XXII, 542 p.

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  • Excerpts of keynote speeches at the 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry, 2009, by Nobel Laureates and other world leaders
  • State-of-the art reviews on various aspects of agroforestry by professional leaders in their respective fields
  • Comprehensive global coverage the current status of agroforestry in both the developing countries and the industrialized temperate regions

Agroforestry ranks high among the significant initiatives in improving land management that have occurred the world over during the past few decades. Thanks to the global efforts in research and development during the past three decades, the age-old forms of agroforestry are being transformed from a “set of practices in search of science” to a science-based, integrated approach to addressing many of the world’s most serious land-management challenges. Today, nearly a billion hectares of agricultural landscapes already have more than 10% tree cover and an estimated total of 1.6 billion hectares of land worldwide has the potential to be under agroforestry management in the foreseeable future.
The World Congresses of Agroforestry (WCA), held once every five years since 2004, constitute an important set of events in the impressive development of the discipline. The second Congress (WCA2) held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2009, was attended by about 1,200 delegates from 96 countries. This book was developed to meet the need for a volume containing such outputs that do not fit well into the thematic mode of disciplinary journals. It has been organized into three sections: the Introduction section consists of six summaries of keynote speeches at WCA2; that is followed by two sections of peer-reviewed thematic chapters grouped as “Global Perspectives” (seven chapters) and “Regional Perspectives” (11 chapters), authored by professional leaders in their respective agroforestry-related fields worldwide. A total of 130 professionals from institutions in 33 countries in both developing and the industrialized temperate regions of the world, contributed to the book as chapter authors and/or reviewers.  Thus, the book contains a solid body of the current state of knowledge on the various themes and activities in agroforestry worldwide compiled by distinguished leaders in their respective areas of expertise.

Content Level » Upper undergraduate

Keywords » Agroforestry - Ecosystem Management - Environmental Services - Land-management challenges - Sustainable Development

Related subjects » Agriculture - Ecology - Environmental Management - Forestry - Soil Science - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

Preface, List of Authors, List of Reviewers
Section I.  INTRODUCTION
Keynote Presentations at WCA2
1. Agroforestry, climate change, and habitat protection; Wangari Maathai
2. Agroforestry for an ever-green revolution; M. S. Swaminathan
3. Environmental resilience and agroforestry; Richard Leakey
4. Climate change and agroforestry; R. K. Pachaur
5. Agroforestry and the transition to the future; Achim Steiner
6. Agroforestry and the future of global land use; Dennis Garrity
Section II. GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES Based on WCA2 Symposia
7. Climate-change mitigation: A low-hanging fruit of agroforestry; P. K. R. Nair
8. Segregate or integrate for multifunctionality: landscape agroforestry involving rubber in Indonesia and China; M. van Noordwijk, H. L. Tata, J. Xu, S. Dewi, and P. Minang
9. Integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation through agroforestry and ecosystem conservation; J. Matocha, T. Hills, D. Hole, and G. Schroth
10. High-carbon-stock rural development pathways in Asia and Africa: Improved land management for climate change mitigation; P. A. Minang, M. Van Noordwijk, and B. Swallow
11. Tree domestication in agroforestry: Progress in the second decade (2003–2012); R. B. Leakey, J. C. Weber, T. Page, J. P. Cornelius, F. K. Akinnifesi, J. M. Roshetko, Z. Tchoundjeu, and R. Jamnadass
12. Policy support for large-scale adoption of agroforestry  practices: Experience from Africa and Asia; O. C. Ajayi and F. Place
13. Multifunctional Agriculture and opportunities for agroforestry – Implications of IAASTD; R. B. Leakey
Section III. REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
14. The future of temperate agroforestry in the United States; S. Jose, M. A. Gold, and H. E. Garrett
15. Agroforestry research and development in Canada; N. V. Thevathasan, A. M. Gordon, R. Bradley, A.  Cogliastro, P. Folkard, R.  Grant, J. Kort, L. Liggins, F. Njenga, A. Olivier, C. Pharo, G. Powell, D. Rivest, T. Schiks,  D. Trotter, K. Van Rees, J. Whalen, and L. Zabek
16. Past, present, and future of agroforestry in Europe; M. R. Mosquera-Losada, G. Moreno, A. Pardini, J. H.  McAdam, V. Papanastasis, P. J. Burgess, N. Lamersdorf, M. Castro, F. Liagre, and A. Rigueiro-Rodríguez
17. Agroforestry for mine-land reclamation in Germany: Capitalizing on carbon sequestration and bioenergy production; A. Quinkenstein, D. Freese, C. Böhm, P. Tsonkova, and R. F. Hüttl18. The Satoyama landscape of Japan: The future of an indigenous agricultural system in an industrialized society; K. Ichikawa and G. G. Toth
19. South Asian agroforestry: traditions, transformations, and prospects; B. M. Kumar, A. K. Singh, and S. K. Dhyani
20. Agroforestry in the Amazon region: A pathway for balancing conservation and development; R. Porro, R. P. Miller, M. R. Tito, J. Donovan, J. L. Vivan
21. Mainstreaming agroforestry in Latin America; E. Somarriba, J. Beer, J. A. Orihuela, H. Andrade, R. Cerda, F. DeClerck, G. Detlefsen, M. Escalante, L. A. Giraldo, M. Ibrahim, L Krishnamurthy, V. E. Mena, J. R. Mora, L. Orozco, M. Scheelje, and J. J. Campos
22. Land health surveillance: Mapping soil carbon in Kenyan rangelands; T.-G. Vågen, F. A. Davey, and K. D. Shepherd
23. Gender and agroforestry in Africa: Who benefits? – An African perspective; E. Kiptot and S. Franzel
24. Incentive mechanisms for smallholder agroforestry: Opportunities and challenges in the Philippines; D. Catacutan, R. D. Lasko, and C. D. Piñon
25. Agroforestry – The Way Forward; P.K. Nair and D. Garrity
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