Agroforestry is the intentional growing of trees and shrubs in combination with crops or forage. Agroforestry also includes tree and shrub plantings on the farm or ranch that improve habitat value or access by humans and wildlife, or that provide woody plant products in addition to agricultural crops or forage. Agroforestry is distinguished from traditional forestry by having the additional aspect of a closely associated agricultural or forage crop.
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Agroforestry Research Trust
English nonprofit group conducts research into temperate agroforestry and into all aspects of plant cropping and uses, with a focus on tree, shrub and perennial crops.
Provides practitioner information and training in tropical agroforestry and forestry.
Brazil Nut Project
The Amazon Conservation Society supports initiatives that serve the dual purpose of protecting biodiversity while providing an income to local people.
ECHO - Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization
Offers useful information and resources to practitioners around the world, with an emphasis on self-sufficiency systems to prevent food shortages. Topics include tropical agriculture and appropriate technology.
Glossary for agroforestry
A glossary of the terms used in scientific writing about agroforestry.
Native American Agroforestry
A research paper detailing some of the ecological aspects of the Northeastern Native American agroforestry practices.
Sustainable Harvest International
Providing farmers and communities in the tropics with long-term assistance implementing environmentally and economically sustainable technologies.
Trees for the Future
Trees for the Future is a non-profit organization initiating and supporting agroforestry self-help projects in cooperation with groups and individuals in developing countries.
University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry
Foci are interdisciplinary research, education, training and demonstration. The aim is to initiate, coordinate and enhance agroforestry activities to meet environmental, social and economic land management needs.
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
The World Agroforestry Centre combines excellence in scientific research and development to address global poverty, hunger and environmental needs through collaborative programs and partnerships that transform lives and landscapes locally and globally.
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