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Smallholder agro-forestry options for degraded soils: tree establishment in cropped fields

Objective

Smallholder agroforestry options for degraded soils have to balance short-term profitability and a medium term escape from further soil degradation occurring under pure crop-based land use systems. Establishing timber, fruit or rubber trees in cropped fields provides such dual functions and is increasingly the system of choice in densely populated parts of SE Asia. The overall objective of the project is to help close the knowledge gaps that constrain the on-set and success of this agroforestation phase by providing site-specific knowledge of socio-economic and biophysical constraints, as well as a generic method (improved agroforestry model) for extrapolating to other sites, other components and other management practices. Profitability and risk (biophysical and economical) analysis for realistic farm situations and innovative ways to share this type of information with farmers and policy makers will ensure development impact.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Address
Schloss 1
70599 Stuttgart
Germany

Participants (6)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Place Viala 2
34060 Montpellier
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN AGROFORESTRY, SOUTHEAST ASIA REGIONAL PROGRAM
Indonesia
Address
Jl. Cifor, Situ Gede, Sindang Barang
16001 Bogor
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
Address
Av. Menendez Pidal S/n
14080 Cordoba
UNIVERSITY OF BRAWIJAYA
Indonesia
Address
Jalan Veteran Malang, East Java
65145 Malang
UNIVERSITY OF LAMPUNG
Indonesia
Address
Jl. Sumantri Brojonegoro N°1
35145 Bandar Lampung
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES AT LOS BANOS
Philippines
Address

4031 Los Banos