Agroforestry - The Future of Global Land Use

  • P.K. Ramachandran Nair
  • Dennis Garrity

Part of the Advances in Agroforestry book series (ADAG, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. S. Swaminathan
      Pages 7-10
    3. Richard Leakey
      Pages 11-12
    4. Rajendra K. Pachauri
      Pages 13-15
  3. Global Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Meine van Noordwijk, Hesti Lestari Tata, Jianchu Xu, Sonya Dewi, Peter A. Minang
      Pages 69-104
    3. Johanna Matocha, Götz Schroth, Terry Hills, Dave Hole
      Pages 105-126
    4. Roger R. B. Leakey, John C. Weber, Tony Page, Jonathan P. Cornelius, Festus K. Akinnifesi, James M. Roshetko et al.
      Pages 145-173
  4. Regional Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Shibu Jose, Michael A. Gold, Harold E. Garrett
      Pages 217-245
    3. Naresh V. Thevathasan, Andrew M. Gordon, Robert Bradley, Alain Cogliastro, Percy Folkard, Robert Grant et al.
      Pages 247-283
    4. M. R. Mosquera-Losada, G. Moreno, A. Pardini, J. H. McAdam, V. Papanastasis, P. J. Burgess et al.
      Pages 285-312
    5. Ansgar Quinkenstein, Dirk Freese, Christian Böhm, Penka Tsonkova, Reinhard F. Hüttl
      Pages 313-339
    6. B. Mohan Kumar, Anil Kumar Singh, S. K. Dhyani
      Pages 359-389
    7. Roberto Porro, Robert P. Miller, Marcos R. Tito, Jason A. Donovan, Jorge L. Vivan, Ralph Trancoso et al.
      Pages 391-428
    8. Eduardo Somarriba, John Beer, Julio Alegre-Orihuela, Hernán J. Andrade, Rolando Cerda, Fabrice DeClerck et al.
      Pages 429-453
    9. Tor-Gunnar Vågen, Finn A. Davey, Keith D. Shepherd
      Pages 455-462
    10. Delia C. Catacutan, Rodel D. Lasco, Caroline D. Piñon
      Pages 497-514
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 515-541

About this book


Agroforestry ranks high among the significant initiatives in improving land management that have occurred the world over during the past few decades. Thanks to the global efforts in research and development during the past three decades, the age-old forms of agroforestry are being transformed from a “set of practices in search of science” to a science-based, integrated approach to addressing many of the world’s most serious land-management challenges. Today, nearly a billion hectares of agricultural landscapes already have more than 10% tree cover and an estimated total of 1.6 billion hectares of land worldwide has the potential to be under agroforestry management in the foreseeable future.
The World Congresses of Agroforestry (WCA), held once every five years since 2004, constitute an important set of events in the impressive development of the discipline. The second Congress (WCA2) held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2009, was attended by about 1,200 delegates from 96 countries. This book was developed to meet the need for a volume containing such outputs that do not fit well into the thematic mode of disciplinary journals. It has been organized into three sections: the Introduction section consists of six summaries of keynote speeches at WCA2; that is followed by two sections of peer-reviewed thematic chapters grouped as “Global Perspectives” (seven chapters) and “Regional Perspectives” (11 chapters), authored by professional leaders in their respective agroforestry-related fields worldwide. A total of 130 professionals from institutions in 33 countries in both developing and the industrialized temperate regions of the world, contributed to the book as chapter authors and/or reviewers.  Thus, the book contains a solid body of the current state of knowledge on the various themes and activities in agroforestry worldwide compiled by distinguished leaders in their respective areas of expertise.


Agroforestry Ecosystem Management Environmental Services Land-management challenges Sustainable Development

Editors and affiliations

  • P.K. Ramachandran Nair
    • 1
  • Dennis Garrity
    • 2
  1. 1.Sch. of Forest Resources and ConservatioUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.ICRAF (World Agroforestry Centre)NairobiKenya

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4675-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4676-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-1199
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1202
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