Designing an agroforestry production system to fit your goals can be an excercise in frustration. Firstly, agroforestry can become complex because of the large number of moving parts. Your focus should therefore, be to design for outcomes, not unnecessary complexity. Secondly, agroforestry is plagued by a word-storm of terminology. This can leave you feeling great …
Practical options and logistical considerations for setting up forest farming systems are outlined including optimizing existing site potentials, managing stand density and tree form and modifying forest spatial patterns.
Community forest gardens can fulfill the all the roles of community gardens and contribute to food security, and also make the best use of space and become a source of ecological goods and services and visual aesthetics in the concrete jungle.
Demand from global population growth dictates the need for more efficient use of natural resources and more emphasis on conservation. Forest farming offers integrated production and conservation solutions to address these challenges. We need public policy and regulations that support this option.