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Agroforestry systems are refuges for biodiversity and provide multiple ecosystem functions and services. Diverse multispecies shade tree canopies are ...Read more
Alternative farming practices such as set-aside and agroforestry are likely to be of continuing interest to European agriculture but may have associat...Read more
Considering the availability of idle physical space between the rows of fruit trees and the high financial investment in the establishment and managem...Read more
In 2017, ICRAF began a prioritization process aimed at orientating its future genebank activities in Peru. The present report documents the first stag...Read more
Selection of shade tree species for agroforestry systems must take the complexity of these systems into account. Tree species selection should maximiz...Read more
Avian ecosystem services such as the suppression of pests are considered to be of high ecological and economic importance in a range of ecosystems, es...Read more
We still lack practical guidelines for diversifying cropping systems that consider both yield and regulating functions of agroecosystems. Recent studi...Read more
The combinations of trees, crops and animals in agroforestry systems are supposed to play a positive role in adapting to climate change at the farm, h...Read more
Smallholder farms that transition to organic and biodiverse production are increasingly recognized as strongholds of agrobiodiversity, with emerging w...Read more
Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) is produced in monocultures (MONO) or agroforests (AF). Farmers have to decide between two strategies: short-term (rapid in...Read more