Replication Data for: Timber yield from smallholder agroforestry systems in Nicaragua and Honduras uri icon

abstract

  • Permanent sample plots (PSP) were established—in 2010 in Nicaragua and in 2011 in Honduras—in agroforestry systems with different timber species. These systems include: (i) silvopastoral systems (SPSs) with 0.5 ha each one; (ii) coffee farms, 0.1 ha each; (iii) cocoa farms, 0.1 ha each; and (iv) living fences (LFs) each 100 m long. Information from communities and farmers involved in CATIE's projects (Mesoterra, CAFNET and Finnfor) was used to identify and select the farms, using the following criteria: (i) be a smallholder farm; (ii) have potential for timber production, with at least one commercial timber species; and (iii) farmer be available and willing to participate in the research. Diameter at breast height (DBH), commercial and total height, stem form, mortality and natural regeneration were evaluated in forestry inventories performed in each PSP in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 in Nicaragua; and in 2011, 2012 and 2014 in Honduras. Paper-based data collection was used between 2010 and 2012; a smartphone-based method was adopted in 2014 to assist in PSP measuring in both regions

publication date

  • 2016