Sustainable development through trees on farms: Agroforestry in its fifth decade
As a concept agroforestry has now entered its fifth decade, as a practice it probably is as old as agriculture. This book takes stock of how concepts and practice of agroforestry have changed in the past forty years. Agroforestry started as efforts to reconcile forest restoration with farmers interest and agenda’s, seeking alternatives for the then dominant form of ‘green revolution’ focused on a few important crops only, and bridging between traditional agriculture and forestry education and curricula to help develop the capacity of new generations of professionals, better prepared for integrated rural development. Countless public policy issue attention cycles latera, the starting point for agroforestry may still be as relevant now as it was then, but it is much closer to mainstream thinking.