Ecological Interactions, Management Lessons and Design Tools in Tropical Agroforestry Systems
This article discusses efforts to model and predict the outcomes of competition between tree and crop species in agroforestry systems. It provides an overview of the positive and negative effects of intra- and inter-specific competition and describes narious methods for quantifying the net effects of tree-crop interactions.
Conclusions & Takeaways
The authors conclude with suggestions for further development of models that can provide rules for adaptive management of agroforestry systems. They emphasize the need to consider factors beyond yield performance to best address management of farms and landscapes.
Ecological interactions, management lessons and design tools in tropical agroforestry systems. Agroforestry Systems. 2004;61-62:221–236. doi:10.1023/b:agfo.0000029001.81701.f0..
- San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Cp El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, México. Carretera Panamericana y Perisur (s/n), México
- World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi Kenya