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Parcs agroforestiers sahéliens: de la conservation à l’aménagement (Agroforestry parks of the Sahel: from conservation to management)

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Smektala, G. et al. 2005. Parcs agroforestiers sahéliens: de la conservation à l’aménagement. VertigO - la revue électronique en sciences de l'environnement, vol.6 no.2, pp.1-13.

Contact Info

Corresponding Author:


  • Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et des Forêts, Montpellier, France
  • Institut de Recherche Agricole pour le Développement, Maroua, Cameroun
  • Centre International de Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, Montpellier, France


VertigO - La revue electronique en sciences de l'environnement

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Species Info

  • Faidherbia albida
  • Vitellaria paradoxa


This article is written in French

  • The authors describe the history of farmer managed wooded parklands in northern Cameroon.
  • They note that a counter-productive ban on cutting from 1950-1990 provided a disinsentive for farmers to care for and plant young trees.
  • Finally, the authors argue for implementation of farmer managed agroforestry parklands where parkland governance is mean to fall on local villages as opposed to local forestry department officers.
  • In doing so, the wuthors provide suggestions for best practices in managing these wooded parklands for agroforestry.

Geographical Region

  • Central Africa
  • Ecosystems


  • Cameroon
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