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2014-04-24 08:26:15

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been more than 140 years since the first Arbor Day was observed in Nebraska. It has since become a national observance that takes place on the last Friday in April in most states and recognizes the importance of trees as well as tree selection, planting, and care. A properly selected and planted tree can add beauty and energy efficiency to your landscape. A poorly selected and planted tree can become high maintenance, dangerous,...

Forest Are The Foundation Of Sustainable Societies
2014-03-24 07:46:45

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Trees are what made the Earth habitable for mammals, and destruction of forests will lead to the ultimate destruction of mammals -- including humans The value of forests and tree-based ecosystems extends far beyond carbon sequestration; they are the foundation of sustainable societies. A new report, launched in Jakarta, Indonesia on 21 March - the International Day of Forests – promotes REDD+ and the Green Economy as together providing a new...

Mushrooms Associated To Earthworms Can Develop Mechanism Of Environmental Engineering
2014-01-13 12:25:49

Technical University of Madrid This model, which was developed by a research group of the School of Forestry at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), has shown how some types of mushrooms (such as truffles, boletus or chanterelles) associated to earthworms can develop a mechanism of environmental engineering. The use of this model can increase the levels of calcium and salts among tree roots what can result in an increase in mycorrhizas and to enhance the development of forests. This...

2013-03-18 16:03:54

A new forum paper suggests bridging two important fields of ecological research It is increasingly recognized that protected areas alone are not sufficient for successful biodiversity conservation, and that management of production areas (e.g. forestry and agricultural land) plays a crucial role in that respect. Retention forestry and agroforestry are two land management systems aiming to reconcile the production of human goods with biodiversity conservation. The retention forestry...

2012-07-19 10:31:08

As human populations soar and agricultural resources dwindle, trees — through their interactions with people and the environment — provide important answers for the emerging food and climate crisis in the world´s tropical regions. That´s the message of a new book by eminent world authority on agroforestry, Roger Leakey, Vice-chairman of the International Tree Foundation and former Director of Research at the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)....

2012-06-15 14:25:54

Approach reducing conflict over land, water in Brazil's Atlantic Forest, Sub-Saharan Africa and in dozens of other regions; major agriculture groups call for urgently scaling up 'whole landscape' approaches ahead of Rio+20 An unconventional approach that involves building alliances between groups competing for limited land and water resources has the potential to dramatically increase food production, boost rural incomes, improve human health and restore degraded land, rivers and habitats,...

2012-04-30 13:13:00

There is more going on in DPR Korea than rocket science: local people in collaboration with natural resources scientists are taking control of their food supply through agroforestry. How participatory agroforestry restored land and secured the food supply The report, published online on 24 March, notes that in DPR Korea a bottom—up participatory process of developing locally appropriate agroforestry has been a revelation to many and is helping to reverse the chronic food...

2012-03-28 13:34:59

As rates for prostate disorders spiral upwards, new research pinpoints where to grow dwindling African source of alternative medicine Responding to the dwindling abundance of Prunus africana in the wild, a tree listed as "vulnerable to extinction" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, a recent study by the World Agroforestry Centre identifies possible locations in Kenya for developing tree farms. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported as far...


Latest Agroforestry Reference Libraries

Forest Gardening
2013-07-31 15:46:47

Forest gardening is a woodland ecosystem that requires little maintenance. Forest gardening is a form of intercropping that is a seven tier, layering system utilizing the space from the sub-ground up to the canopy in order to provide high yielding food production for human consumption in wooded areas. Layering utilizes the photosynthesis to the maximum benefit for each tier within the forest garden. The canopy level consists of the tallest fruit/nut trees with dwarf trees in the...

Intercropping
2013-07-31 15:20:47

Intercropping is growing crops of multiple products in a specific area. Using the property for more than one crop serves dual purposes such as adding structural support along with providing needed nutrients as well as weed and pest control. Careful consideration and control is required when intercropping. Considerations such as soil content, the amount of water needed for each crop and the amount of sunlight needed for each crop. An example of intercropping are planting tall crops that...

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