Agroforestry

Alley Cropping (Source: USDA Nat'l Agroforestry Center).Find information about all activities that combine agricultural and forestry practices including conservation practices such as alley cropping, windbreaks, riparian buffers, wildlife habitats or living snow fences and forest farming activities such as silvopasture and shaded crop production.

Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension; Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).

This in-depth handbook covers all aspects of agroforestry and was developed to train and educate "farmers and landowners in the southeastern United States on sustainable agroforestry practices, and eventually enhance their income opportunities, sustainable land management practices, and ecosystem services."

USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

"Agroforestry represents a collection of multipurpose practices that ... help achieve a sustainable agriculture." Provides guidance on combining practices into agroforestry systems to solve potential agriculture problems.

U.S. Department of Agriculture.

"Agroforestry is the intentional integration of trees and shrubs into crop and animal farming systems to create environmental, economic, and social benefits." USDA factsheets about agroforestry systems and practices, FAQs, and USDA information contacts.

USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Conducts research and delivers technical assistance on a wide range of agroforestry practices for natural resource professionals, landowners and communities. Publications cover topics such as silvopasture, windbreaks, and specialty forest products.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Covers the history and definition of agroforestry; discusses environmental, economic and social benefits; provides information on FAOs work in this area; identifies academic, government and professional organizations; and links to related publications.

University of Missouri-Columbia.

Provides an overview of agroforestry practices and activities in Missouri, news, publications, research and links about the production, marketing and benefits of agroforestry crops, an event listing and information about State and Federal policies.

International Development Research Centre; Asian Network for Biological Sciences; Chinese Academy of Forestry.

Covers the taxonomy, distribution, growth characteristics, climatic requirements, breeding, propagation, culture, management, intercropping options, major diseases and insect pests and wood properties and utilization of Paulownia.

University of Florida. School of Forest Resources and Conservation.

News, publications, research and Web links for subtropical areas including parts of Florida, Georgia and Alabama. An Agroforestry Information System decision making tool and case studies for several agroforestry projects are also available.

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