Trend and Structure of Populations of Balanites aegyptiaca in Parkland Agroforestsin Western Niger

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Titre
Trend and Structure of Populations of Balanites aegyptiaca in Parkland Agroforestsin Western Niger
Thème principal
Foresterie et agroforesterie
Sujet
Agroforesterie
Description
In Sub-Saharan Africa, trees and shrubs are intentionally cultivated with crops for multiple ecological and socioeconomical benefits [1-3]. Agroforestry systems are important for improving crop productivity, maintaining ecosystem integrity, and limiting capital resources depletion such as water, nutrients and soil [4,5]; mitigating the effect of global climate changes due to permanent tree cover that stores terrestrial carbon [6-9]; and reducing forest destruction by providing wood and non-timber products for human wellbeing [10]. Classically, agroforestry systems have been classified into six categories in which the woody plant component has the central role in the functioning of the agroforestry systems. These systems include crops under tree cover, agroforests, agroforestry in a linear arrangement, animal agroforestry, sequential agroforestry and minor agroforestry techniques [11]. The systems of crops under tree cover include all combinations of trees and crops in which the woody component creates an upperstorey covering the crops.
Contributeur
UAM
Année
2018
Type
Article scientifique
Format
.pdf
Langue
Français
Couverture
Niger
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