The practical objective of agrosilvopastoral (ASPS) systems, in areas fundamentally devoted to cattle production, is to produce goods, traditionally forestry goods. The Agro-Silvopastoral System (ASPS). terraces. Agroforestry practices in conjunction with pastoral activity have profoundly shaped the present-day landscape. RESEARCH, RE VIEWS, PRACTICES, POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY Agrosilvopastoral Systems: A Practical Approach Toward Sustainable Agriculture Ricardo.

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Are you sure you want to remove this search from Saved Searches? Costa Rica costa rica Subject Category: Sustainable management of dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral systems Sustainable management of dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral systems. To increase the use of agrosilvlpastoral technology and to take advantage o f the technical services given by the national governments and in- ternational organizations.

Please use quotation marks for searching phrases e. It agrosilvopsstoral rather an appropriate alternative that in certain cases will solve some of the problems caused by the disappearance of the forest resource, but only on a farm scale. Techniques, Methodologies agrosilvkpastoral Equipment see more detailsagroforestry systems agroforestry systems Subject Category: The chestnuts that remained after harvest and leaves of chestnut trees function as an animal food source.

Sustainability of Agrosilvopastoral Systems

Thcir roots are in Mayan civilization, where farmers practiced “roza-tumba-quema” or cutting the forest to cultivate corn from one to three years, after which the abandoned cropped area was allowed to regenerate naturally Kellogg, ; Parsons, ; Reyes-Rodriguez, In line with our Privacy Policy, we want to make you aware about what we do with the information you provide when you create your My CABI account. This may provide a renewed opportunity for local population to take up their role in the preservation of a rich landscape with positive effects for nature conservation.

Natural leaf fall and pruning help to increase the availability of water, light, and nutrients to system components. The final section is dedicated to the sustainability and management of agrosilvopastoral systems, including studies from the Mediterranean basin as well as from Mediterranean California.

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To d o extension activities and a planned follow-up o f agroforestry activities; 1. Various interrelated factors are driving these threats, such as climate change and climate-related disasters; policy and socioeconomic factors that lead to resource overharvesting; a lack of technical capacity; and a lack of understanding of the importance and vulnerability of dryland forest and woodland ecosystems.


Colleae in the Atlantic Lowlands of Costa Rica. ASPS also may be considcred as a set of silvicultural practices complementary to other activities agri- cultural or cattle alrcady established in a farm or in a region. Trees ssytems compete with pasture for agrosilvoppastoral, nutrients, light, and space.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. However, in many farms the presence of forest fallows is common, especially when cattle activities are discontinued because of low market prices for meat. In the third section studies on soil water dynamics and soil degradation are presented, including a modeling approach for analyzing stability in grazing systems.

However, these areas have undergone rapid changes during the second half of the 20th century, shifting from traditional farming systems with very low external energy inputs to more simplified systems causing decreasing diversity of land use and inadequate management techniques.

It is estimated that aroundhectares of abandoned pasture lands are under fallows of different ages Miiller et al. The cultivation of crops cereals and vegetables is a labor intensive activity, and therefor such areas tend to be located close to settlements and villages. The alder trees, selected for their fast growth in year rotations trees reach cm diameterprovide timber, fuelwood, and also have the added advantage of being an actinorhizal tree it is host to the nitrogen-feg actinomycete Frankia in nodules syztems their root tissue ; and b Another one developed in the Atlantic lowlands, where laurel Cor- dia alliodora is frequently found in pastures.

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La importancia del componente forestal en pequeiias fincas ganaderas de Costa Rica. If you want to include your highlights and annotations you must: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Today in the Mexican humid tropics, more than five millon hect- ares are under the “roza-tumba-quema” system, where the cultivated areas are used to produce food, while the fallow areas are utilized for forest, sysrems, and animal production purposes Hernandez X.


Small farmers, with land limitations, may use the forest to produce food from animal origin milk, meat without sacrificing areas dedi- cated to crops.

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Where young timber trees are planted in pasture lands, problems oc- cur due to trampling and browsing by grazing animals Heuveldop, From this point of view, these practices may be applied in a wide range of ecological and productive conditions. Diversification of production activities within the farm reduces risk of economic disasters.

The Agro-Silvopastoral System (ASPS)

Keyword Advanced Browse all content Thesaurus. Shade protects animals from excessive heating from direct radiation and reduces internal temperature stress. Log In Sign Up. Dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral systems harbour species that are particularly well adapted to extreme ecological conditions and provide essential goods and environmental services.

AFS increases the efficiency of radiation capture and utilization of horizontal and vertical space of the agroecosystem. To evaluate the foragc from existing living fences and to promote the establishment of live fence posts where they are still not familiar to the farmers; h.

This represents a large financial decision. We would like to contact you via email from time to time to seek agrosilvopastroal about ways in agroilvopastoral we can improve My CABI such as adding or changing its functionality, new features and content. These integrated economic-ecological models, although constrained by their positivist approach Harvey,in which physical models are used to simulate economic behavior Loner- gan,have been useful.

The editors hope that the volume will contribute to the sustainable management of such landscapes. Latin name Local name Family Bursera simaruba indio desnudo Burseraceae Castilla elastica hule Moraceae Cecmpia spp.

El papel de las leiiosas perennes en 10s sistemas agrosilvopasto- riles.

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