Agroforestry in the West African Sahel

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Statementprepared by the Advisory Committee on the Sahel.
SeriesResource management for arid and semiarid regions
ContributionsBoard on Science and Technology for International Development. Advisory Committee on the Sahel.
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Open LibraryOL17198096M

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Agroforestry in the West African Sahel. [National Research Council (U.S.). Advisory Committee on the Sahel.;] Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook.

If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free :// Suggested Citation:"Agroforestry Applications."National Research Council.

Agroforestry in the West African gton, DC: The National Academies Press   Copy the HTML code below to embed this book in your own blog, website, or application. An uncorrected copy, or prepublication, is an uncorrected proof of the book.

We publish prepublications to facilitate timely access to the committee's findings. The final version of this book has not been This report, which is based on studies of various research workers, provides information on possibilities of agroforestry in the West African Sahelian region.

It describes the process of desertification of the Sahel region caused by human actions interfering with the (agro-) ecological balance. The theoretical principles of agroforestry are outlined, based on analyses of traditional   West African farmers adjust tree cover to realize the co-benefits of agroforestry, according to analyses of remote sensing data.

N.P. Agroforestry in the Sahel. Nature Geo – Agroforestry is not a new idea; it is merely a new word used by scientists to describe ancient land use practices operated by farmers in many parts of the world. Other names stressing different aspects of the same technique include forest farming, forest interculture, layered gardening, and multistorey :// Carbon stock and sequestration potential of traditional and improved agroforestry systems in the West African Sahel [] Takimoto, Asako Nair, P.K.

Ramachandran Nair, Vimala ?recordID=US To date, it is unclear how this potential can be realized. Compared to plantations of forestry species, carbon sequestration in agroforestry is relatively slow, so that payments through international carbon finance schemes may often not provide much incentive in low-potential regions, such as the West African Sahel the sahel Download the sahel or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get the sahel book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you :// Agroforestry is one of the most conspicuous land use systems across landscapes and agroecological zones in Africa.

With food shortages and increased threats of climate change, interest in agroforestry is gathering for its potential to address various on-farm adaptation needs, and fulfill many roles in AFOLU-related mitigation :// The mean total biomass carbon stock of the study smallholding farmers was within the range reported from the tropical African AF systems ( t ha − 1) [31,32] and Wet Africa Sahel ( t   The recognition of agroforestry as a greenhouse-gas mitigation strategy under the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) offers an opportunity to agroforestry practitioners to benefit from the global Carbon (C) credit market.

Our knowledge on this important topic from the semiarid regions such as the West African Sahel (WAS) is,   Overstory # - The benefits of agroforestry systems for food and nutritional security.

Written by Ramni Jamnadass, Frank Place, Emmanuel Torquebiau, Eric Malézieux, Miyuki Iiyama, Gudeta W Sileshi, Katja Kehlenbeck, Eliot Masters, Stepha McMullin, John C Weber, and Ian K ://   Agroforestry systems are estimated to cover about 10 million km 2 of agricultural land globally.

Estimates for carbon (C) sequestration potential above- and belowground over 50 years range between and Pg (1 Pg = 1Gt = 10 15 g) C yr −1, but these numbers are highly uncertain. Land-use practices for agroforestry systems are very ://   In the West African Sahel and dry savanna, selective cutting and coppicing of favoured species from savanna woodlands for charcoal was reported to be a common practice, causing depletion of preferred Agroforestry plays an important role in making charcoal supply more sustainable by reducing Just when its states were strongest and most ambitious, the postcolonial West African Sahel became fertile terrain for the production of novel forms of governmental rationality realized through NGOs.

The roots of this 'nongovernmentality' lay partly in Europe and North America, but it flowered, paradoxically, in the :// Contribution of trees to soil carbon sequestration under agroforestry systems in the West African Sahel Asako Takimoto Æ Vimala D. Nair Æ P. Ramachandran Nair So far its only application for agroforestry systems has focused on a system that is used, with varying intensity, on a regional scale in the West African Sahel [29 ••].

It seems likely that applications for systems whose distribution is limited and that are dependent on very site-specific environmental and socioeconomic contexts will   Carbon stock and sequestration potential of traditional and improved agroforestry systems in the West African Sahel.

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment Takimoto, A., Nair, P. R., and Alavalapati, J. Socioeconomic potential of carbon sequestration through agroforestry in the West African ://   Several meetings and publications have helped research and development efforts in this field.

A particularly significant event was the conference on Agroforestry Parklands of the West African Semi-Arid Lands organized by ICRAF in Ouagadougou, which brought together people from various disciplines and geographic The PSS project also analysed the potential ‘added value’ of woody plants in terms of improved water and nutrient availability for plant production, in other words their increased accessibility within the rooting zone.

Potential benefits of agroforestry in the Sahel region were identified, based on farmers’ goals and Sahelian site :// Socioeconomic potential of carbon sequestration through agroforestry in the West African Sahel Article in Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 13(7) August with   IMPROVED AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS IN MALI, WEST AFRICA Introduction Agroforestry is a very common concept of traditional agricultural land-use in most of the tropics.

In the West African Sahel (WAS), the traditional systems such as "bush fallow" and "parkland" systems involve integration of trees with agricultural crops. The trees provide ICRAF Technical Manual no. Nairobi: World Agroforestry Centre. Raebild A, Larsen AS, Jensen JS, Ouédraogo M, De Groote S, Van Damme P, Bayala J, Diallo BS, Sanou H, Kalinganire A, Kjaer ED.

Advances in domestication of indigenous fruit trees in the West African Sahel. New Forests: DOI / Vol Issue 3, July Special Issue: Agroforestry Landscapes / Special Issue: Fruit Trees in West African Parklands.

Issue Editors: Variability of Baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) fruits’ physical characteristics and nutrient content in the West African :// A study in West African Sahel, for example, showed that live fence and fodder banks reduced yields the first year but were recovered in the second year.

Agroforestry adoption at the farm-scale could be improved in several ways. Ensure that agroforestry dynamics are compatible with local practices, cultural norms and ://   Chapters in the Above Book (All in the above book) Nair, P. Methodological challenges in estimating carbon sequestration Carbon Sequestration in Agroforestry Systems.

Nair. University of Florida, Gainesville, FLUSA agroforestry practices in the West African Sahel. Agroforestry Systems 11– A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the :// Establishing parkland agroforestry on currently treeless cropland in the West African Sahel may help mitigate climate change.

To evaluate its potential, we used climatically suitable ranges for   The West African Papers explore African socio-economic, political and security dynamics from a regional and multidisciplinary perspective. They seek to stimulate discussion and gather information to better anticipate the changes that will shape future policies.

The series is designed for a wide audience of specialists, development practitioners, decision makers and the informed ://   carbon sequestration potential of agroforestry systems in the west african sahel: an assessment of biological and socioeconomic feasibility by asako takimoto a dissertation presented to the graduate school of the university of florida in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy university of florida   World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) climate change researchers Eike Luedeling and Henry Neufeldt focused their attention on the West African Sahel, where – through tree planting or encouraging natural regeneration – farmers can establish parklands not unlike natural   Agroforestry can raise carbon (C) stocks of agricultural systems, and such increases can potentially be sold as CO2 emission offsets.

We assembled information on the biophysical, technical, economic, and practical potential of agroforestry to sequester C for the West African Sahel, East Africa, and Southern The IFAD-funded project ‘Parkland trees and livelihoods: adapting to climate change in the West African Sahel’ is a partnership of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), national agriculture research institutes, forestry extension institutes and IFAD investment projects in the three countries: Mg ha-1 yr-1 in a fodder bank agroforestry system of West African Sahel to Mg ha-1 yr-1 in mixed species stands of Puerto Rico.

Soil carbon estimates ranged from Mg ha-1 in a Canadian alley cropping system to Mg ha-1 in an Atlantic Coast silvopastoral system in Costa Rica. These authors concluded that, in general, agroforests ?doi=&rep=rep1&type=pdf.

Advances in knowledge of processes in soil-tree-crop interactions in parkland systems in the West African Sahel: a review By: Bayala J | Sanou J | Teklehaimanot Z | Ouedraogo S J | Van Noordwijk M | Coe R D | Kalinganire A.

Description: pages ISSN: ?biblionumber= Agroforestry. Agroforestry, as defined by the World Agroforestry Centre, is “a dynamic, ecologically based, natural resources management system that, through the integration of trees on farms and in the agricultural landscape, diversifies and sustains production for increased social, economic and environmental benefits for land users at all levels” (World Agroforestry Centre, n.d.)?page=Agroforestry.

Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Systems in the West African Sahel Asako Takimoto 1, Ramachandran P. Nair, and Vimala D.

Nair2 1School of Forest Resources and Conservation;2 Soil and Water Science Department, UF/ IFAS, Gainesville, FL References: Balesdent, J., and A.

Mariotti. Measurement of soil organic matter turnover using 13C natural ://. New trials are examining the impacts of climate change on indigenous tree species planted by small-scale farmers in Africa.

Under the Sahelian Fruit Tree project (SAFRUIT), for example, experiments are being conducted in the semi-arid West African Sahel, a region that has become drier in recent decades, on drought stress in trees, such as Adansonia digitata (baobab) and Parkia biglobosa /annex-b/en.

Volume 8Bibliography on the Management of the Environment and Development in the West-African Sahel, – Article 1 Bibliography on the Management of the Environment and Development in the West-African Sahel, – Han van Dijk Elvire Eijkman Follow this and additional works at:?article=&context=ejab.

Agroforestry can raise carbon (C) stocks of agricultural systems, and such increases can potentially be sold as CO2 emission offsets. We assembled information on the biophysical, technical, economic, and practical potential of agroforestry to sequester C for the West African Sahel, East Africa, and Southern ://

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