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By P. K. Ramachandran Nair, Dennis Garrity

This quantity features a strong physique of the present country of information at the numerous issues and actions in agroforestry around the globe. it really is equipped into 3 sections: the creation part includes the summaries of six keynote speeches on the second global Congress of Agroforestry held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2009; that's by means of sections of peer-reviewed thematic chapters grouped as “Global Perspectives” (seven chapters) and “Regional Perspectives” (eleven chapters), authored by means of specialist leaders of their respective agroforestry-related fields all over the world. a complete of one hundred thirty pros from associations in 33 international locations in either constructing and the industrialized temperate areas of the area contributed to the publication as bankruptcy authors and/or reviewers. therefore, the publication offers a accomplished and authoritative account of the worldwide photograph of agroforestry at the present time.

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Agroforestry techniques could perhaps be used to specifically return degraded areas to a capacity where they will begin to trap water and store it by giving some soil cover. It needs to be noted that when restoration does become a priority, the reforestation technologies that are conventionally used cannot truly mimic nature’s complex restoration process. In Kenya’s Aberdare National Park, for example, what is now a forested national park used to be farmland. After the area became protected, it eventually reverted naturally to a healthy forest ecosystem.

Without alternative sources of supply, demand will outstrip available resources, leading to a price explosion that negates efforts to protect the remaining natural forests. This demand must be met, and in a world that protects its natural forests effectively, it can only be met from the expansion of tree plantations and agroforestry on farms. Thankfully, the smallholders of the world are already beginning to respond to their local price signals. Tree cover on farms will expand. In many places, this is already happening.

Before joining UNEP, Mr Steiner served as director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) from 2001 to 2006, and prior to that as secretary general of the World Commission on Dams. Abstract Humanity all too often thinks in boxes, but all too often this can lead to simplistic, short-term solutions.. Complexity needs to be embraced in which the best of indigenous, traditional, and farmers’ knowledge is aligned and woven with empirical scientific evaluation. Agroforestry is a shining example of this approach, merging centuries-old knowledge with modern science.

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