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Agroforestry systems: some definitions and contribution to forests dynamics

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Agroforestry is probably one of the most controversial word for the definition of a combination or intergration of trees (foresty components) and crops or fodder (agricultural components) into various types of cropping systems. Agroforestry systems varies from the most simple (SAF) a crop associated with a tree to the most complex in terms of structure the CAF (Complex agroforestry system) with multistrata components a large biodiversity in terms of species and frequencies where several perennial crops and trees are associated. After describing rapidly the concept of agroforestry we will focus on a particular typology and provide two examples of simple agrofest (SAF) parkland in Africa and complex agroforest (CAF) in Indonesia.
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    Penot, E.; Malet, B.


    Agroforestry systems, Chromolaena odorata, Cropping systems, Forests, Humid tropics, Typology

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