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  • Valuing Agroforestry Systemsby Janaki R.R. Alavalapati; D. Evan Mercer

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 218.75

    The primary objective of this book is to offer practical means for strengthening the economics and policy dimension of the agroforestry discipline. This book, written by the leading experts in economics and agroforestry, encompasses case studies from Australia, China, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Mexico, Micronesia, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United... more...

  • Trees on the Farmby S. Franzel; S.J. Scherr

    CABI 2001; US$ 90.00

    This title assesses the adoption of selected agroforestry practices developed with African farmers, describing methods, and drawing out the implications for research, development, and policy. more...

  • Ecological Methods in Forest Pest Managementby David Wainhouse

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    Throughout the world, there is a need to manage pests in both semi-natural and plantation forests. The sustainable management and control of forest pests depends on the development of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programmes. A central theme of this book is an examination of the ecological context of the major components of IPM and how and when... more...

  • Ecosystem Goods and Services from Plantation Forestsby Jurgen Bauhus; Peter van der Meer; Markku Kanninen

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    Plantation forests often have a negative image. They are typically assumed to be poor substitutes for natural forests, particularly in terms of biodiversity conservation, carbon storage, provision of clean drinking water and other non-timber goods and services. Often they are monocultures that do not appear to invite people for recreation and other... more...

  • Forest Gardeningby Robert Hart

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 1996; US$ 12.99

    Forest gardening is a way of working with Nature which is not only productive and requires minimal maintenance, but creates great environmental benefits. As Herbert Girardet says in his Foreword,"Robert Hart was a rare person . . . For decades he waged a lonely battle for life, patiently writing books and articles and quietly planting trees on his... more...

  • Tropical Agroforestryby Alain Atangana; Damase Khasa; Scott Chang; Ann Degrande

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 84.63

    This book offers a lucid analysis of current information on Agroforestry, a recognized sustainable land-use management tool in the tropics which provides environmental-friendly ecosystems and also provides people with their everyday need for food and cash. more...

  • The Timber Bubble that Burstby Joe P. Mattey

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    This is a book about bubble prices, and their consequences, in the timber industry of the Pacific Northwest from 1979-1984. Bubble prices--unusual and rapid rises (and eventual drops) in the prices of a commodity--have been of theoretical interest to economists for many years. This study examines the unusual movements in the price of federal timber... more...

  • The Ecology and Silviculture of Oaksby P.S. Johnson; S.R. Shifley; R. Rogers

    CABI 2001; US$ 175.00

    The current trend in managing forests and forested landscapes is away from a narrow focus on sustaining timber and other commodity outputs and toward a broader philosophy of sustaining desired ecosystems. This book is a source of ideas on how to think about oak forests as responsive ecosystems. more...

  • Tropical Homegardensby B.M. Kumar; P.K.R. Nair

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 218.75

    ?Homegardens? are integrated tree ? crop ? animal production systems, often in small parcels of land surrounding homesteads, and primarily found in tropical environments. These agroforestry systems, developed and nurtured by farmers through generations of innovation and experiment, are often cited as the epitome of sustainability, yet have been long... more...

  • Ecological Basis of Agroforestryby Daizy Rani Batish; Ravinder Kumar Kohli; Shibu Jose; Harminder Pal Singh

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 159.95

    Faced with the growing problems of climate change, ecosystem degradation, declining agricultural productivity, and uncertain food security, modern agricultural scientists look for potential relief in an ancient practice. Agroforestry, if properly designed, can mitigate greenhouse effects, maintain ecosystem health and biodiversity, provide food security,... more...