Advances in Agroforestry

Agroforestry in Europe

Current Status and Future Prospects

Editors: Rigueiro-Rodríguez, Antonio, McAdam, Jim, Mosquera-Losada, María Rosa (Eds.)

  • An up-to-date and complete overview of agroforestry in Europe
  • Major addition to description of agroforestry systems world-wide
  • There is an absence of European agroforestry system books – this book fills the gap
  • Contributes to promoting the use of the systems in the European Union, and other regions with comparable social, economic, and ecologic conditions
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About this book

While recent EU Rural Development policy clearly recognises the economic, ecological, and social advantages of agroforestry systems, to date the implementation of such systems remains poor throughout most of Europe. In light of this, this collection of peer-reviewed papers brings together some of the most important current research in European agroforestry, and evaluates the current scope and future potential of agroforestry across the EU.

While the majority of Europe’s agroforestry practices are currently focused in the Mediterranean, this volume draws together examples from a wide range of countries – including Greece, Spain, the UK, Hungary, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France and Slovenia. The book also covers a range of agroforestry types, including silvopastoralism – Europe’s predominant form of agroforestry – as well as alley cropping, forest farming, silvoarable systems and the use of trees for shelter. Through these examples the book also discusses the potential roles for these traditional land management systems in addressing both environmental issues such as water quality, biodiversity conservation, desertification, ecosystem services and socioeconomic issues such as rural population stabilization.

Augmented by detailed reviews of the main elements of European agroforestry and the issues that face it, this timely collection of research papers provides a valuable reference both for advanced students and researchers interested in a wide range of issues around land use, rural development, natural resource management, landscape ecology, and conservation across Europe, and for the agroforestry community – including research and extension organizations – worldwide.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Definitions and Components of Agroforestry Practices in Europe

    Mosquera-Losada, M. R. (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Classifications and Functions of Agroforestry Systems in Europe

    McAdam, J. H. (et al.)

    Pages 21-41

  • Agroforestry Systems in Europe: Productive, Ecological and Social Perspectives

    Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A. (et al.)

    Pages 43-65

  • Farmer Perceptions of Silvoarable Systems in Seven European Countries

    Graves, A. R. (et al.)

    Pages 67-86

  • Traditional Agroforestry Systems and Their Evolution in Greece

    Papanastasis, V. P. (et al.)

    Pages 89-109

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eBook $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7827-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agroforestry in Europe
Book Subtitle
Current Status and Future Prospects
Editors
  • Antonio Rigueiro-Rodríguez
  • Jim McAdam
  • María Rosa Mosquera-Losada
Series Title
Advances in Agroforestry
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8272-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8272-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8271-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7827-8
Series ISSN
1875-1199
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 450
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 illustrations in colour
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