States Academic Press
Botany, Plant Science and Agriculture - Agricultural Sciences
Agroforestry is the system that is used to monitor land usage. It involves planting different shrubs and trees around and among pastureland and crops. This field has evolved with the integration of agriculture and forestry. The systems of agroforestry are used to enhance biodiversity, reduce soil erosion, enhance wildlife habitats, contribute towards sustainable agricultural systems and improve adaptation to climate change. The field is based on the theories of agroecology and ecology. Tropical agroforestry and temperate agroforestry are some of the areas where this field finds its application. Some types of systems used in this field include crop-over-tree systems, shade crops, itteri agroforestry, and alley and strip cropping. This book is compiled in such a manner, that it will provide an in-depth knowledge about the theory and practice of agroforestry. It also unfolds the innovative aspects related to this discipline which will be crucial for the holistic understanding of the subject matter. This book, with its detailed analyzes and data, will prove immensely beneficial to professionals and students involved in this area at various levels.