FBA 602: Agroforestry concepts, systems and management

Course Learning Outcome

At the end of the course students should be able to:

  1. Understand the concepts that underlie the dynamics of agroforestry
  2. Apply agroforestry knowledge in management approaches, limiting problems and available opportunities that optimize the resources management systems’ benefits to provide a basis for rational decisions.
  3. Undertake research to iron out constraints/limitations in resources management systems to indicate possible agroforestry system/technology interventions for improved systems’ efficiency and optimized products and services outcomes

Course contents

Concepts of the available natural resources, uses and their dynamics, sectoral resources management approaches, their limitations and opportunities for adoption of agroforestry which is the integrated, complementary and multi-benefit resources management systems; agroforestry systems classification, technologies and their management; role of agroforestry in resources use efficiency, resources conservation, recycling, improvement, sustainability, products multiplication and diversification including carbon sequestration, environmental amelioration and climate change.

Required Readings

     1. P.K.R. Nair (1993). An Introduction to Agroforestry. Kluwer Academic Publishers,

           Dordrecht, The Netherlands ISBN: 0-7923-2134-0, ICRAF, 499pp
     2. P.K.R. Nair, M.R. Rao, and L.E. Buck (2004). New Vistas in Agroforestry: A

          Compendium for the 1st World Congress of Agroforestry, 2004. Kluwer Academic

           Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN: 1-4020-2412-6

Recommended Readings

     1. Rocheleau, D., F. Weber and F.A. Juma, 1988. Agroforestry in dryland Africa.

           ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya. 311pp.

       2. W.C. Clark and R.R. Thaman (1993). Agro-Forestry in the Pacific Islands: Systems

           for Sustainability. United Nations University Press, Tokyo ISBN: 92-808-0824-9.