application of ecosystems and landscape analysis in agroforestry diagnosis and design

a case study from Kathama Sub-Location, Machakos District, Kenya
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International Council for Research in Agroforestry , Nairobi, Kenya
Agroforestry -- Case studies., Landscape assessment -- Case studies., Agroforestry -- Kenya -- Kathama Region -- Case studies., Landscape assessment -- Kenya -- Kathama Region -- Case studies., Land use, Rural -- Kenya -- Kathama Region -- Case studies., Watershed management -- Kenya -- Kathama Region -- Case studies., Hill farming -- Kenya -- Kathama Region -- Case Stu


Kenya, Kathama R

Statementby Dianne Rocheleau and Annet van den Hoek.
SeriesCase studies in agroforestry diagnosis and design ;, no. 4, Working paper ;, no. 11, Working paper (International Council for Research in Agroforestry) ;, no. 11.
ContributionsHoek, Annet van den.
LC ClassificationsS494.5.A45 R62 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination92 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2524706M
LC Control Number87981102

The application of ecosystems and landscape analysis in agroforestry diagnosis and design: a case study from Kathama Sublocation, Machakos District, Kenya.

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Agroforestry practices have been successful in sub-Saharan Africa and in parts of the United States. An ecosystem services based analysis of agroforestry systems Draft findings from valuation study Presenters: Dr.

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sampling designs and data analysis as part of the Sentinel Landscape initiative. These scientists.Single-tree influences on soil properties in agroforestry: lessons from natural forest and savanna ecosystems C. C. RHOADES Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GAUSA Key words: farmed parkland, nutrient cycling, plantation forestry, s01l heterogeneity Abstract.five agroforestry practices.

alley cropping, silvopasture, riparian and upland forest buffers, windbreaks, and forest farming. alley cropping. combines trees planted in a single or multiple rows with agriculture or horticultural crops cultivated in the wide alleys between the tree rows.