agroforestry systems

An agroforestry system is a form of multiple land use where woody perennials (trees, shrubs, bamboos, palm trees, woody lianas) are grown on the same land management unit with crops and/or animals.

Reports & Research
December 2005

Sistematización de la experiencia de los programas de FAO en Honduras en la aplicación del sistema agroforestal Quesungual como una opción para el manejo de suelos en zonas secas de ladera.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2010

Los SAF son un conjunto de tecnologías de manejo de suelo, agua, nutrientes y cultivos agrícolas y forestales que bajo un manejo integrado proporcionan importantes beneficios ambientales, productivos y socioeconómicos.

Reports & Research
September 2016

This report takes place within the framework of the regional project “Maximize the production of goods and services of Mediterranean forest ecosystems in the context of global changes” (2012-2016) financed by the French Global Environment Facility together with the German Cooperation (GIZ), the French Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood, and Forestry, and the European Union in 5 countries in North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia) and the Near East (Lebanon, Turkey).

Reports & Research
December 2016

Ce rapport s'inscrit dans le cadre du projet « Optimiser la production de biens et services par les écosystèmes boisés méditerranéens dans un contexte de changements globaux » (2012-2016), financé par le Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial et cofinancé par l’agence Allemande de coopération Internationale (GIZ), le Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt (MAAF) et l’Union Européenne dans cinq pays d'Afrique du Nord (Algérie, Maroc, Tunisie) et du Proche-Orient (Liban, Turquie).

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2015

The third fact sheet in the <I>Save and Grow</I> series presents the key points of the Quezungual Slash-and-Mulch Agroforestry System, or QSMAS in Honduras. The system builds up soil nutrient stocks, and produces maize yields double those of traditional shifting cultivation.It reduces the time needed for land preparation, prevents soil erosion, and improves the supply and quality of water for downstream consumers. Many ‘slash-and-mulch’ farmers have diversified production, primarily into home gardens and livestock.

Manuals & Guidelines
August 2016

Muito oportuna e elucidativa essa publicação do FBSSAN que me foi dada a honra de apresentar. A biofortificação de alimentos tem se destacado entre os temas do crescente debate nacional e internacional no campo da nutrição, aí incluída sua relação com a agricultura. Como é usual em se tratando dos alimentos, este debate é permeado por interesses de várias ordens, sobretudo econômicos, com a apropriação de significados acompanhada do tradicional apelo à gravidade dos problemas (fome ou deficiência de nutrientes) que clama por soluções urgentes e milagrosas.

The recent World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, held this past March in Washington D.C., provided a unique opportunity to reflect on collective land tenure reforms not only from a research point of view, but also from that of governments.