Agroforestry extension manual for eastern Zambia uri icon

abstract

  • Agroforestry is a form of natural-resource management that plays a key role in a widerange of situations from providing important income-generating tree products and cropsfor land users in areas with developed markets to reclaiming degraded lands.According to the definition currently used by ICRAF, agroforestry ìrefers to adynamic, ecologically based, natural resources management system that, through theintegration of trees in farms and in the agricultural landscape, diversifies and sustainsproduction for increased social, economic and environmental benefits for land users at alllevelsî (ICRAF 1996).Two missionaries, Danforth and Noren (1994), suggested another definition ofagroforestry: ìAgroforestry is an ancient farming system established by God when hecreated the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1 and 2). In Eden, God had every kind of plant andanimal in association with trees for the benefit of peopleís survival and pleasure.î

publication date

  • 1998