Agroforestry - The Future of Global Land Use
This volume contains a solid body of the current state of knowledge on the various themes and activities in agroforestry worldwide. It is organized into three sections: the Introduction section consists of the summaries of six keynote speeches at the 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2009; that is followed by two sections of peer-reviewed thematic chapters grouped as “Global Perspectives” (seven chapters) and “Regional Perspectives” (eleven chapters), authored by professional leaders in their respective agroforestry-related fields worldwide. A total of 130 professionals from institutions in 33 countries in both developing and the industrialized temperate regions of the world contributed to the book as chapter authors and/or reviewers. Thus, the book presents a comprehensive and authoritative account of the global picture of agroforestry today.
Excerpts of keynote speeches at the 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry, 2009, by Nobel Laureates and other world leadersState-of-the art reviews on various aspects of agroforestry by professional leaders in their respective fieldsComprehensive global coverage the current status of agroforestry in both the developing countries and the industrialized temperate regions