A Review of the Agroforestry Systems of Costa Rica
This literature review provides a historical overview of agroforestry systems in Costa Rica from the 1970s to the present.
conclusions & Takeaways
Agroforestry systems in Costa Rica have evolved since the 1970s to include an increasing number of species. Over time, different tree species have been evaluated to determine their adaptability and rates of growth. Different agroforestry systems discussed include: plantation crop combinations, taungya systems, improved fallows, silvopastoral systems, multipurpose trees on crop lands, home gardens, and alley cropping. The author recommends that future research on agroforestry focus on the adoptability of new techniques and farmer acceptance.
A Review of the Agroforestry Systems of Costa Rica. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 2004;21:97–119. doi:10.1300/j091v21n01_06..
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