Tropical agroforestry

Roger Leakey at Global Food Security says that, in tropical Africa and elsewhere, agroforestry could bridge the ‘yield gap’ between potential yield and actual yield.

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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2 Responses to Tropical agroforestry

  1. I did not know if you had seen this rather handy infographic for the agroforesty idea laid out in the link you gave:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/jan/17/farming-project-cloud-forest-deforestation-in-pictures#/?picture=402510683&index=4

    • argylesock says:

      Thank you, no I hadn’t seen the infographic. It does show a lot that people need to know about. To me it’s striking how agroforestry has to be designed for the place it’s in, eg the system shown in that infographic obviously requires the place to be sunny and hot.

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