Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Agroforestry

This module provides an overview of agroforestry systems; it also describes how to identify the most appropriate agroforestry system and to design, adapt, establish and manage it. A section on the “enabling environment” is targeted primarily at policymakers, including national and local authorities. 

This report presents a cost–benefit analysis of three forestry interventions aimed at producing a sustainable supply of woodfuel and reducing land degradation and deforestation in the vicinity of three refugee camps (Mtendeli, Nduta and Nyarugusu) in the Kigoma region, United Republic of Tanzania. The proposed forestry interventions are: forest rehabilitation;...
Climate change is real and happening in East African countries including Ethiopia and Kenya. Climate change is manifested in the recurrent drought, floods, and famine that have threatened millions of people and livestock in recent decades. Subsistence farming practices are the main livelihood for most people living in this region,...
This publication is a summary of the experiences lived during the seven years (2003-2010) of implementation of the Sustainable Natural Resource Management Project (PMRN), managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) and supported by German Technical and Financial Cooperation (GIZ and KfW). The PMRN operated in seven Departments in...
This document, prepared by the World Agroforestry Centre, provides guidelines on smallholder fruit and nut production in Kenya. It addresses the use and management of high-priority fruit and nut tree species: baobab, black plum, macadamia nut, passion fruit and tamarind.
APERL (Agroforestry Practices to Enhance Resource-Poor Livelihoods) presents "Growing Hope in Sunyani West District - How agroforestry developed capacity in Ghana and Canada". The APERL project has enhanced the livelihoods of women, men, youth and children from six project communities in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana through agroforestry land-use, various...
This FAO publication analyses the opportunities and challenges of promoting agroforestry for climate-change mitigation in Africa. The case study in the United Republic of Tanzania shows that trees can provide local farmers with woodfuel and fruits and other foods. The publication also discusses the challenge of planting trees and promoting...
This article shows how small to medium-sized farmers grow yerba mate, a native tree from South America, in an agroforestry system in combination with timber trees. The farmers get a price surplus when the yerba mate leaves can be sold as organic products. The agroforestry system favours organic farming of...
This document, published by the World Agroforestry Centre, was developed to support the introduction of agroforestry systems in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. An easy-to-follow, illustrated guide to the many aspects of agroforestry in the country, it promotes the use of trees by local people in their day-to-day farming...
This scientific article presents case studies from Latin America where payments for environmental services (PES) are used to promote reforestation and agroforestry systems. The article describes governmental programmes such as those existing in Costa Rica, and private systems such as those implemented for specific projects. In Colombia, CIPAV has been...
This article presents data showing how silvopastoral systems can mitigate their own emissions of greenhouse gases, and can even be carbon positive, thus helping to mitigate climate change, when properly designed and managed. The article describes different types of silvopastoral systems, with examples from Latin America, emphasizing the need to...
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