Agroforestry: A profitable land use. An overview of the 12th North American Agroforestry Conference

  • Moorhead D
  • David Dickens E
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Abstract

This special issue features papers contrib-uted by presenters at the 12th North American Agro-forestry Conference held June 4–9, 2011 in Athens, Georgia, USA. The conference brought together agroforestry researchers, educators, practitioners, and students to highlight agroforestry research, implemen-tation, policy, education, and entrepreneurial opportu-nities across North America. Eight papers cover topics ranging from adoption of silvopastoral systems across eco-regions and countries; economics of pine straw production; and timber and alley crop production in the Southeastern U.S.; reduction of sublimation of snow with shelterbelts in Canada, carbon offset incentives for agroforestry practices; consumer and market dynamics for chestnut and elderberry specialty crops; and web-based graduate degree and certificate programs in agroforestry.

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  • Agroforestry
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Chestnuts
  • Elderberry
  • Market analysis
  • Pine straw
  • Shelterbelts
  • Silvopasture
  • Snow sublimation
  • Specialty crops
  • Timber crops
  • Web-based asynchronous courses

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  • David J. Moorhead

  • E. David Dickens

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