Mapping Agroforestry and Trees Outside Forest
Mapping the Extents of Agroforestry using Geo-informatics Agroforestry is a collective name for land-use systems and practices in which woody perennials are deliberately integrated with crops and/or animals on the same land-management unit. The integration can be either in a spatial mixture or in a temporal sequence. There are normally both ecological and economic interactions between the woody and non-woody components in agroforestry. In recent years, there has been a shift in the focus of agroforestry research from the plot or field scale to the landscape scale, which has uncovered the multiple benefits that trees provide in agricultural landscapes.