Essays about: "Agroforestry"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 92 essays containing the word Agroforestry.

  1. 1. Cropland and tree cover mapping using Sentinel-2 data in an agroforestry landscape, Burkina Faso

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Ntandokazi Masimula; [2020-06-29]
    Keywords : Sentinel-2; Cropland mask; Tree cover estimation; Burkina Faso; Agroforestry; Random Forest;

    Abstract : Sentinel-2, with high spatial resolution bands and increased number of spectral channels,has provided increased capabilities for vegetation mapping. Cropland masks withinheterogeneous areas such as the Sudano-Sahel zone have become useful for monitoringlandscapes. READ MORE

  2. 2. The potentials of agroforestry systems in Denmark and southern Sweden : a comparative study on farmers’ perceptions and agroforestry-related policies

    University essay from SLU/Department of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)

    Author : Carolina Yang; [2020]
    Keywords : temperate agroforestry; agriculture; forestry; agroecology; farmers’ attitude; Common Agricultural Policy; policy; financial support; Sweden; Denmark;

    Abstract : In the face of climate change, the urgent need for sustainable food systems has brought agroforestry under the spotlight in the Global North, for its provision of ecosystem services. Despite being less known in the Danish and Swedish context, the traditional practice of managing livestock in the semi-natural pastures, similar to the cut-and-carry systems in the tropics, is undeniably a form of agroforestry system. READ MORE

  3. 3. Barriers and Bridges for Establishing Agroforestry : A qualitative study of Swedish land use policy in relation to agroforestry

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi

    Author : Linnéa Pasquier; [2020]
    Keywords : Agroforestry; policy; financial support; agriculture; forestry; political ecology; landscape value; Common Agricultural Policy; Rural Development Program; Sweden;

    Abstract : Numerous scholars describe agroforestry as an extraordinary food production system that generates viable ecosystems and accommodates regenerative capabilities. Agroforestry may therefore be a promising solution to the future environmental challenges facing food production. READ MORE

  4. 4. Impact of agroforestry on soil loss mitigation in the sloping land of Northwest Vietnam

    University essay from

    Author : Hanna Thelberg; Birgitta Sjödell; [2020]
    Keywords : Conservation agriculture; Erosion; Grass barriers; Upland cropping; Vietnam;

    Abstract : Soil erosion is one of the major threats to soil functions in many parts of the world. To- day’s challenge is to adapt agriculture practices in order to reduce soil erosion and at the same time consider local conditions. READ MORE

  5. 5. The role of agroforestry tree species in biocontrol of the cabbage pest Plutella xylostella : a field study in Kenya

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Ecology

    Author : Nadja Kvick Nastaj; [2020]
    Keywords : agroforestry; Plutella xylostella; biocontrol;

    Abstract : Pest control in agriculture is a necessity and the use of chemicals is the method by choice for most farmers. But the use of chemicals comes with a price; the pests develops resistance and the chemicals pollutes the environment. It is therefore of urgent importance to shift pest control from chemicals to other methods. READ MORE