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Agroforestry Questions and Answers (Q&A)

A. Boaz, Mechanical Engineer
Answered: Dec 11, 2019
The key traits of agroforestry include; Intensive, Interactive, Intentional, and Integration. These aforementioned keywords are important characteristics of agroforestry. Agroforestry practices...Read More

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C. Matz, College student
Answered: Jan 22, 2019
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It is often used as middle or upper storey crops with other crops like Irish potatoes being grown underneath. Sometimes, they are mixed with taller trees.
Coffee and coc...Read More

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A. Boaz, Mechanical Engineer
Answered: Dec 11, 2019
Agroforestry is a system or process that every country of the world desires and should put to practice. However, some countries are really putting more effort into Agroforestry than other...Read More

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A. Boaz, Mechanical Engineer
Answered: Dec 11, 2019
In recent times, rice cultivation has taken a different turn as farmers can now use the simple method of agroforestry in the cultivation and production of rice. This practice is very prevalent in...Read More

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Intercropping and agroforestry are very similar. They have some of the same characteristics like growing something else in between or near the crops that a farmer is growing. However, there are a...Read More

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M. Klose, Content Writer
Answered: Feb 20, 2019
There are different studies that show why agroforestry is known to improve soil fertility. First of all, it makes sure that nutrients are cycled well which means that the soil usually ends up...Read More

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A. Boaz, Mechanical Engineer
Answered: Dec 11, 2019
The possible integration of crops and livestock together with trees on the same plot of land is definitely one of the important characteristics of agroforestry, which has convinced so many...Read More

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W. Pratt, Marketing Analyst
Answered: Jan 24, 2019
The benefits of agroforestry are widely accepted but enthusiasm is for third world countries and those with plantation problems. In the US despite agroforestry's undoubted pros, government...Read More

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J. Emmerich, Web Content Writer
Answered: Jan 17, 2019
Agroforestry help conserve the soil and improve soil quality: it prevents and control soil erosion by wind. Field shelterbelts consist of tall, long tress that do not compete with nearby crops...Read More

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R. Hazlewood, Senior Executive
Answered: Jan 22, 2019
One of the major disadvantages of agroforestry is that it is far more complex than a straight forward forestry operation or monoculture farming because it involves diverse use.
Suc...Read More

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K. Wilson, Marketing Analyst
Answered: Jan 17, 2019
When vast tracts of forestry are removed, the soil beneath degrades and seriously affects the water table. Arid land can produce weak or no crops. A scheme of getting farmers in Sahelian country...Read More

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R. Hazlewood, Senior Executive
Answered: Jan 24, 2019
In agroforestry, when lines of trees are planted room is left for compatible plants to be grown. These will improve the soil, providing nutrients for the trees, especially valuable nitrogen. You...Read More

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K. Wilson, Marketing Analyst
Answered: Jan 17, 2019
Agro forestry may have been practised for centuries, but as a science it is really new. The practices involved may or may not affect insect populations: it is too early in the science to know. A...Read More

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C. Bernthal, Teacher
Answered: Jan 17, 2019
Yes, agroforestry can counter soil erosion for it is a system for managing sustainability in trees and allied agricultural plants. When forests are removed the soil beneath becomes arid and...Read More

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W. Pratt, Marketing Analyst
Answered: Jan 24, 2019
Agroforestry may not prevent water-logging but it certainly is of great help in these ways: it protects water quality by intercepting sediments and agricultural chemicals. It reduces streambank...Read More

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