How to Improve Adoption of Agroforestry Systems Among Small Farmers in Peruvian Amazon
This article surveys factors affecting the acceptibility rate of a multistrata agroforestry system.
Research Goals & Methods
Small farmers from three communities in central Peru were surveyed and data was collected on farm and houshold characteristics, cultivated crops and tree species, and agroforestry practices.
Conclusions & Takewaways
Farmers familiar with more diversified farming systems who already cultivate multiple species show an increased acceptance of the multistrata agroforestry system. Acceptance of the system decreased among farmers with more livestock. A large proportion of the farmers already cultivate both timber and fruit trees in their fields and thus practice some form of agroforestry.
Lojka, B., Kulikova, B., Lojkova, J. and Banout, J. 2009. How to Improve Adoption of Agroforestry Systems Among Small Farmers in Peruvian Amazon in Handbook of Agroforestry: Management Practices, ed. L.R. Kellimore, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppage, N.Y., pp. 389-405.
- Institute of Tropics and Subtropics, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic