Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Tool Details

Introduction to agroforestry systems

Year of publication 2015
Rich Straight in this webinair talks about agroforestry as combination of traditional agriculture and conventional forestry. Agroforestry has also been described as the intentional combining of agriculture and working trees to create sustainable farming systems. In agroforestry systems, trees or shrubs and their products are intentionally used within agricultural systems, livestock, or forests. Agricultural knowledge, careful selection of species, and good management of trees and crops are needed to optimize the production and positive effects within the system and to minimize negative competitive effects. Agroforestry systems can be advantageous over conventional agricultural and forest production methods through increased productivity, improved economic benefits and social outcomes and the enhanced ecological goods and services provided.
Type of Tool
E-learning, Video or audio
Scale of Application
Forest Management Unit
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Management Responsibility