Introduction of Agroforestry in the Philippines

JIRCAS Journal
ISSN 13407686
NII recode ID (NCID) AA11030483
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Increase of population and its associated pressures on agricultural land have threatened tropical forests in the production of food, fuel, and timber. After deforestation, it is often difficult to sustain annual crop production since nutrients are rapidly leached from the soil due to high rainfall in the tropics. There are several sites and systems of agroforestry where agriculture is combined with forestry to provide food and wood without causing a degradation of the ecosystems in the Philippines. We investigated sites where agroforestry is applied using sloping agriculture land technology in Ilocos Norte and multistoried cropping systems in Cavite in 1991. Although the topography of these sites was different, the common feature was the emphasis placed on soil and water conservation as well as on soil fertility maintenance using trees and crops at the same time and sequentially, since these were the major factors affecting further development and sustainability of the upland areas.

Date of issued
Creator Katsuyuki KATAYAMA Amelita C. LUNA
Subject agrisilviculture soil erosion multistoried cropping system sloping agriculture land technology
Publisher Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Available Online
NII resource type vocabulary Journal Article
Volume 6
spage 83
epage 88
Rights Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Language eng

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