Multifunctional Agriculture: Achieving Sustainable Development In Africa

Hardcover | April 21, 2017

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

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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, ...

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...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:502 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 21, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128053569

ISBN - 13:9780128053560

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Table of Contents

PART 1. THE BASICS

Chapter 1. Agroecology and the Role of Trees

Chapter 2. Agroforestry Practices and Systems

Chapter 3. Importance of Tree Products

PART 2. GENETIC SELECTION FOR ADDED-VALUE AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Chapter 4. Tree Domestication

PART 3. RESEARCH METHODS

Chapter 5. Strategy and Techniques

i)Strategy

ii)Techniques: Vegetative propagation

iii)Techniques: Genetic characterization

iv)Techniques: Ideotypes

PART 4. TOWARDS DELIVERY

Chapter 6. A Bottom-up Approach

i)Participatory tree domestication

ii)Intellectual property rights

iii)Commercialization of agroforestry tree products

iv)Development and impact

Chapter 7. Agroforestry delivering Multi-functional Agriculture

Chapter 8. Sustainable Intensification of Tropical Agriculture

Chapter 9. Integrated Rural Development.