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The importance of agroforestry systems in supporting biodiversity conservation and agricultural production: a European perspective

Code: 9781786768490
M. R. Mosquera-Losada, J. J. Santiago-Freijanes, A. Rigueiro-Rodríguez, F. J. Rodríguez-Rigueiro, D. Arias Martínez, A. Pantera and N. Ferreiro-Domínguez, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Chapter synopsis: Biodiversity has been declining steadily over the last decade causing large economic losses. Agroforestry is a sustainable land use system where woody perennials (trees or shrubs) are combined with agricultural production. Agroforestry is able to provide solutions to meet global strategies to increase biodiversity while sustainably increasing agricultural systems resource efficiency. This chapter explains how agroforestry can enhance biodiversity.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2020.0071.14
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 The contribution of agroforestry to global biodiversity goals 3 Agroforestry and the protection of species and habitats 4 Agroforestry and the maintenance and restoration of ecosystems 5 Achieving more sustainable agriculture and forestry 6 Stopping the loss of global biodiversity 7 Future trends 8 Where to look for further information 9 Acknowledgements 10 References

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