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What 4 I's are the key traits of agroforestry?

Asked by K. Tanaka, Last updated: Nov 14, 2019

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S. Nicole

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S. NicoleWordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York
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Answered on Dec 03, 2019

The four I's that are key traits in agroforestry are: Intensive, Intentional, Integrated, and Interactive.

  • Agroforestry is INTENSIVE in the sense that it intensively manage protective and production methods. It also includes operations like fertilization, irrigation, and cultivation.
  • Agroforestry is INTENTIONAL in the sense that trees, crops, and animals are intentionally managed and designed as a complete unit rather than as a single individual unit.
  • In agroforestry, the animals, trees, and crops are INTEGRATED into a single unit. Integration can be horizontal, vertical, above, and below the ground.
  • The agroforestry is INTERACTIVE. It manipulates biological and physical interaction between animals, trees, and crops to enhance productivity.
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K. Shadrach

K. Shadrach

Answered on Nov 14, 2019

There are four key characteristics that are available in agroforestry. These four are the following: Intentional, Intensive, Interactive, and Integrated. As we know, agroforestry is a current practice that is slowly becoming known all over the world. It is proposing different methods that are meant to make crops grow better as compared to how they are growing right now.

Through some highly specific methods, it will be easier for plants to grow and at the same time, the carbon impact of agriculture will also be lessened. The methods can be good for farmers as they can gain more crops and they will also be good for the environment.

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W. Pratt

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W. PrattMarketing Analyst, MBA, Lincoln
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Answered on Jan 24, 2019

I cannot perceive agroforestry practices or ideals as 'traits' and is that a lower case l or capital I? ie the four ells or four eyes look the same in print. Neither makes sense to me. However, here are the main points for agroforestry. It combines agriculture and forestry practices to create diverse, productive, profitable, healthy, and resilient land-use.

I cannot perceive agroforestry practices or ideals as 'traits' and is that a lower case l

These systems reduce damage to soils and produce food and timber for the population. Agroforestry increases bio-diversity by planting more species and creating or renewing habitats.It reduces our dependency upon chemical pesticides and fertilisers. It adds and and stores carbon in the soil.

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