Multifunctional Agriculture: Achieving Sustainable Development In Africa by Roger LeakeyMultifunctional Agriculture: Achieving Sustainable Development In Africa by Roger Leakey

Multifunctional Agriculture: Achieving Sustainable Development In Africa

byRoger Leakey

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In a world increasingly challenged by the need to integrate and understand highly specialized knowledge in a multidisciplinary way, this book is innovative and perhaps unique in addressing this challenge. It focuses on ideas, strategies, techniques and practices spanning many disciplines at the interface of agriculture with: forestry, horticulture, plant physiology, genetics, ecology, soil science, food science, economics, and the social and environmental sciences as delivered by intensified and enriched agroforestry.Multifunctional Agriculture addresses this complexity, using case studies and insights from the needs of African farmers whose livelihoods are constrained by complex interactions between social, environmental and economic factors and problems underlying agricultural sustainability in Africa. This book, therefore, provides an important resource for those trying to understand the role of agriculture in the achievement of the new Sustainable Development Goals by providing easily implementable, practical and effective methodologies and practices.



  • Provides a single-source, comprehensive insight into agroforestry/ multifunctional agriculture, it's potential, challenges, and progress
  • Helps readers understand and assess potential opportunity through implementation
  • Includes case studies and real-world insights that address common situations and the practical application of best practices
  • Explores the role of multi-functional agriculture in mitigating climate change impacts, providing value-story beyond crop production
Roger Leakey has diplomas in practical agriculture (NDA and CDA) and degrees in agricultural science (BSc, PhD, DSc), with truly global experience of field-based research in tropical agriculture, horticulture and forestry spanning nearly 50 years. He was Director of Research at the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICR...
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Title:Multifunctional Agriculture: Achieving Sustainable Development In AfricaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 20, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Part I: The Basics Section 1: Agroecology and the Role of Trees1. Definition of Agroforestry Revisited: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., 1996. Agroforestry Today, 8 (1), 5-7, with permission of World Agroforestry Center 2. The Role of Trees in Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., 2014. Annual Review of Phytopathology 52, 113-133, with permission of Annual Reviews 3. Trees: A Keystone Role in Agroecosystem Function: An Update: R.R.B. LeakeySection 2. Agroforestry Practices and Systems4. Agroforestry and the Mitigation of Land Degradation in the Humid and Sub-Humid Tropics of Africa: This chapter was previously published in Cooper, P.J.M., Leakey, R.R.B., Rao, M.R., Reynolds, L., 1996. Experimental Agriculture, 32, 235-290, with permission of Cambridge University Press 5. The Domestication and Commercialization of Indigenous Trees in Agroforestry for the Alleviation of Poverty: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., Simons, A.J., 1998. Agroforestry Systems, 38, 165-176, with permission of Springer 6. Trees: Delivering Enhanced Crop Production and Income: An Update: R.R.B. LeakeySection 3. Importance of Tree Products7. Potential for Novel Food Products From Agroforestry Trees: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., 1999. Food Chemistry, 64, 1-14, with permission of Elsevier 8. Evidence that Subsistence Farmers have Domesticated Indigenous Fruits (Dacryodes edulisandIrvingia gabonensis) in Cameroon and Nigeria: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., Tchoundjeu, Z., Smith, R.I., Munro, R.C., Fondoun, J-.M., Kengue, J., Anegbeh, P.O., Atangana, A.R., Waruhiu, A.N., Asaah, E., Usoro, C. and Ukafor, V., 2004. Agroforestry Systems, 60, 101-111, with permission of Springer 9. Non-Timber Forest Products - A Misnomer?: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., 2012. Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 24, 145-146, with permission of Forest Research Institute of Malaysia 10. Trees: An Important Source of Food and Non-Food Products for Farmers: An Update: R.R.B. Leakey

Part II: Genetic Selection for Added-Value and New Opportunities Section 4. Tree Domestication11. Domestication of Forest Trees: A Process to Secure the Productivity and Future Diversity of Tropical Ecosystems: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., Last, F.T., Longman, K.A., 1982. Commonwealth Forestry Review, 61, 33-42, with permission of Commonwealth Forestry Association 12. Tree Domestication in Tropical Agroforestry: This chapter was previously published in Simons, A.J., Leakey, R.R.B., 2004. Agroforestry Systems, 61, 167-181, with permission of Springer 13. Agroforestry Tree Products (AFTPs): Targeting Poverty Reduction and Enhanced Livelihoods: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., Tchoundjeu, Z., Schreckenberg, K., Shackleton, S., Shackleton, C., 2005. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 3, 1-23, with permission of Taylor & Francis 14. Tree Domestication in Agroforestry: Progress in the Second Decade (2003-2012): This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., Weber, J.C., Page, T., Cornelius, J.P., Akinnifesi, F.K., Roshetko, J.M., Tchoundjeu, Z., Jamnadass, R., 2012. In: Nair, P.K., Garrity, D. (Eds.), Agroforestry - The Future of Global Land Use. Springer, USA, pp. 145-173, with permission of Springer 15. Trees: Capturing Useful Traits in Elite Cultivars: An Update: R.R.B. Leakey

Part III: Research Methods Section 5: Strategy and Techniques Section 5.1: Strategy16. Towards a Domestication Strategy for Indigenous Fruit Trees in the Tropics: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., Akinnifesi, F.K., 2008. In: Akinnifesi, F.K., Leakey, R.R.B., Ajayi, O.C., Sileshi, G., Tchoundjeu, Z., Matakala, P., Kwesiga, F. (Eds.) Indigenous Fruit Trees in the Tropics: Domestication, Utilization and Commercialization. CAB International, Wallingford, UK, pp. 28-49, with permission from CABISection 5.2: Techniques: Vegetative Propagation17. Low-Technology Techniques for the Vegetative Propagation of Tropical Trees: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., Mesén, J.F., Tchoundjeu, Z., Longman, K.A., Dick, J. McP., Newton, A.C., Matin, A., Grace, J., Munro, R.C. and Muthoka, P.N., 1990. Commonwealth Forestry Review, 69, 247-257, with permission from Commonwealth Forestry Association 18. Stockplant Factors Affecting Root Initiation in Cuttings ofTriplochiton scleroxylonK. Schum., an Indigenous Hardwood of West Africa: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., 1983. Journal of Horticultural Science, 58, 277-290, with permission from Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 19. The Rooting Ability ofTriplochiton scleroxylonK. Schum. Cuttings: The Interactions Between Stockplant Irradiance, Light Quality and Nutrients: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., Storeton-West, R., 1992. Forest Ecology and Management, 49, 133-150, with permission of Elsevier 20. Plant Cloning: Macro-Propagation: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., 2014. In: van Alfen, N., et al., (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, vol. 4. Elsevier, San Diego, pp. 349-359, with permission of ElsevierSection 5.3: Techniques: Genetic Characterization21. Quantitative Descriptors of Variation in the Fruits and Seeds ofIrvingia gabonensis: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., Fondoun, J-.M., Atangana, A., Tchoundjeu, Z., 2000. Agroforestry Systems, 50, 47-58, with permission of Springer 22. Domestication Potential of Marula (Sclerocarya birreasubspcaffra) in South Africa and Namibia: 1. Phenotypic Variation in Fruit Traits: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., Shackleton, S., du Plessis, P., 2005. Agroforestry Systems, 64, 25-35, with permission of Springer 23. Domestication Potential of Marula (Sclerocarya birreasubsp.caffra) in South Africa and Namibia: 2. Phenotypic Variation in Nut and Kernel Traits: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., Pate, K., Lombard, C., 2005. Agroforestry Systems, 64, 37-49, with permission of Springer 24. Domestication Potential of Marula (Sclerocarya birreasubsp.caffra) in South Africa and Namibia: 3. Multiple Trait Selection: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., 2005. Agroforestry Systems, 64, 51-59, with permission of SpringerSection 5.4: Techniques: Ideotypes25. The Ideotype Concept and its Application to the Selection of AFTP Cultivars: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., Page, T., 2006. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 16, 5-16. 26. Trees: Skills and Understanding Essential for Domestication: An Update: R.R.B. Leakey

Part IV: Towards Delivery Section 6: A Bottom-Up Approach Section 6.1: Participatory Tree Domestication27. The Participatory Domestication of West African Indigenous Fruits: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., Schreckenberg, K., Tchoundjeu, Z., 2003. International Forestry Review, 5, 338-347, with permission from Commonwealth Forestry Association 28. Agroforestry-Participatory Domestication of Trees: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., 2014. In: van Alfen, N. et al., (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, vol. 1. Elsevier, San Diego, pp. 253-269, with permission from ElsevierSection 6.2: Intellectual Property Rights29. Protecting the Rights of Farmers and Communities While Securing Long Term Market Access for Producers of Non-timber Forest Products: Experience in Southern Africa: This chapter was previously published in Lombard, C., Leakey, R.R.B., 2010. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 19, 235-249, with permission of Taylor & FrancisSection 6.3: Commercialization of Agroforestry Tree Products30. The Role of Tree Domestication in Value Chain Development: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., van Damme, P., 2014. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 23, 116-126, with permission of Taylor & FrancisSection 6.4: Development and Impact31. Underutilised Species as the Backbone of Multifunctional Agriculture-The Next Wave of Crop Domestication: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B. and Asaah, E.K. 2013. Acta Horticulturae, 979, 293-310, with permission of ISHS 32. Trees: Ensuring That Farmers Benefit From Domestication: An Update: R.R.B. LeakeySection 7: Agroforestry: A Delivery Mechanism for Multifunctional Agriculture33. Trees, Soils and Food Security: This chapter was previously published in Sanchez, P.A., Buresh, R.J., Leakey, R.R.B., 1997. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B, 352, 949-961, with permission of The Royal Society 34. Addressing the Causes of Land Degradation, Food/Nutritional Insecurity and Poverty: A New Approach to Agricultural Intensification in the Tropics and Sub-Tropics: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., 2013. In: Hoffman, U. (Ed.), Wake Up Before It Is Too Late: Make Agriculture Truly Sustainable Now for Food Security in a Changing Climate, UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review 2013. UN Publications, Geneva, Switzerland, pp. 192-198 (Chapter 3), with permission from United Nations 35. Trees: A Call to Policy Makers to Meet Farmers Needs by Combining Environmental Services With Marketable Products: An Update: R.R.B. LeakeySection 8: Sustainable Intensification of Tropical Agriculture36. The Intensification of Agroforestry by Tree Domestication for Enhanced Social and Economic Impact: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., 2012. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 7 (035), 1-3 37. Twelve Principles for Better Food and More Food From Mature Perennial Agroecosystems: This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., 2014. In: Proceedings of Perennial Crops for Food Security FAO Workshop, (Chapter 22), 28-30 August 2013, Rome, Italy 38. Trees: Delivering Productive and Sustainable Farming Systems: An Update: R.R.B. LeakeySection 9: Integrating Rural Development to Deliver Multifunctional Agriculture39. Toward Multifunctional Agriculture - An African Initiative: R.R.B. Leakey and R. Prabhu 40. Trees: Meeting the Social, Economic and Environmental Needs of Poor Farmers-Scoring Sustainable Development Goals: An Update: R.R.B. Leakey