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Agroforestry and firewood production

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The increasing recognition of the potential role of agroforestry as an integrated sustainable and multiple-output land use system and of the productive and protective value of trees on farmlands is discussed. An overview is given of the types of agroforestry system found (with tables indicating various classifications and arrangements) and of the role of agroforestry in the production of biomass energy particularly the use of multipurpose trees for fuelwood production in agroforestry systems. Examples of suitable species are given for different ecological regions and countries. Different management systems and programme options are discussed (in the light of recent forestry initiatives such as farm and community forestry and woodlots) with a consideration of socioeconomic factors
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    Nair, P.V.R.


    Agroforestry, Biomass, Firewood, Wood production

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