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BZ3625 - Tropical Agroforestry

[Not offered in 2012]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

Agroforestry is the science and practice of integrating trees on farms and agricultural landscapes for economic, environmental, and social benefits. It is increasingly recognized as a key component of sustainable tropical land use. This subject provides a general introduction to agroforestry, drawing on examples of both traditional and newer systems and practices from throughout the tropical world. Lectures on the socioecoonomic and environmental roles of agroforestry are punctuated by group work, aimed at giving students opportunity to deepen and share their knowledge of specific aspects and issues, and by day-long field trips.

Learning Outcomes

  • Become aware of the characteristics and uses of a number of globally important agroforestry tree species;
  • Become acquainted with different types of agroforestry systems and practices and their productive and service (ecosystem) functions;
  • Gained an appreciation of the opportunities and constraints in applying agroforestry approaches at the farm level;
  • Developed an understanding and a personal view on the contribution of agroforestry to sustainable tropical land use;
  • Where relevant, developed an appreciation of the role of agroforestry within her or his own area of specialization or expertise.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise.
BZ5625 EV3254 EV5254

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