publication . Doctoral thesis . 2005

Agroforestry parkland species diversity : uses and management in semi-arid West-Africa (Burkina Faso)

Nikiema, A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: S.n.
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Agroforestry parkland in semi-arid West Africa is a rural land use system, which allows farmers to grow annual crops in combination with useful trees. In addition to cereals, tree products such as vegetables, fruits, vegetable oil, firewood, fodder, and medicines are obtained from the parklands. However the multiple function of the parkland system can only be fulfilled if parkland species diversity is adequately managed.This thesis is focused on assessing the woody species diversity in the parklands, the important uses and threats linked to these species and the opportunities that rural and urban markets offer to justify farmers' investment in better agroforestr...
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free text keywords: houtachtige planten, agroforestry, soortendiversiteit, biodiversiteit, bomen, gewassen, bedrijfsvoering, gecontroleerd branden, landgebruik, burkina faso, west-afrika, agrobiodiversiteit, woody plants, species diversity, biodiversity, trees, crops, management, controlled burning, land use, west africa, agro-biodiversity
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