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Multifunctional Agriculture by Roger Leakey

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Chapter 12

Tree Domestication in Tropical Agroforestry

This chapter was previously published in Simons, A.J., Leakey, R.R.B., 2004. Agroforestry Systems, 61, 167–181, with permission of Springer

Abstract

A number of different approaches are taken to tree domestication and genetic improvement, but little appropriate research has been done on agroforestry tree species, especially those producing useful and marketable products (AFTPs). A new approach to developing clonal cultivars using simple vegetative propagation techniques is proving promising. Current issues under investigation include appropriate strategies for adoption by farmers in remote villages, sources of suitable germplasm, selection techniques, farmer adoption, and the management of ...

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