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Environmental services from tropical agroforestry systems


Casanova-Lugo, F and Ramirez-Aviles, L and Parsons, D and Caamal-Maldonado, A and Pineiro-Vazquez, AT and Diaz-Echeverria, V, Environmental services from tropical agroforestry systems, Revista Chapingo, Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente, 22, (3) pp. 269-284. ISSN 2007-3828 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2016 Chapingo Magazine Forest Science and Environment Series. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.5154/r.rchscfa.2015.06.029


The purpose of this review is to discuss the role of agroforestry systems in providing environmental services, including more diverse and sustainable agricultural production, increased carbon stocks and enhanced biodiversity conservation, plus improved soil fertility, methane emission mitigation, and water and air quality. There is evidence that agroforestry systems have an important role in providing environmental services, as approximately 20 % of the world's population, primarily in rural and urban areas of developing countries, depends directly on agroforestry products. The adoption of agroforestry contributes to reduced greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide and methane), diminishes the pressure on vulnerable ecosystems, and improves the livelihoods of rural communities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:biodiversity, carbon sequestration, methane emissions, soil fertility, water conservation
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Agroforestry
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Forestry not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Parsons, D (Dr David Parsons)
ID Code:117685
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Office of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-06-23
Last Modified:2017-12-14
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