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Multifunctional Agriculture by Roger Leakey

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Chapter 13

Agroforestry Tree Products (AFTPs): Targeting Poverty Reduction and Enhanced Livelihoods

This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., Tchoundjeu, Z., Schreckenberg, K., Shackleton, S., Shackleton, C., 2005. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 3, 1–23, with permission of Taylor & Francis

Abstract

An analysis of the constraints facing smallholder farmers in the tropics has identified many interactions between environmental, social and economic factors that create the downward spiral of the “cycle of land degradation and social deprivation.” This paper examines the numerous likely impacts of both the domestication of agroforestry trees and the commercialization of their products, and identifies who are the ...

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