Resource Details

How to Improve Adoption of Agroforestry Systems Among Small Farmers in Peruvian Amazon

Literature: Books or Book Chapters

Lojka, B., Kulikova, B., Lojkova, J. & Banout, J. 2009, "How to Improve Adoption of Agroforestry Systems Among Small Farmers in Peruvian Amazon" in Handbook of Agroforestry: Management Practices, ed. L.R. Kellimore, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppage, N.Y., pp. 389-405.

Contact Info

Corresponding Author: lojka@itsz.czu.cz

Affiliations

  • Institute of Tropics and Subtropics, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, Prague 6 – Suchdol, 165 21, Czech Republic

Description

  • The results of a survey on the factors affecting the acceptibility rate of a multistrata agroforestry system are presented and discussed. 
  • Small farmers from 3 communities in central Peru were surveyed and data was collected on farm and houshold characteristics, cultivated crops and tree species, and agroforestry practices.  
  • Farmers familiar with more diversified farming systems who already cultivate multiple species show an increased acceptance of the multistrata agroforestry system.
  • Acceptance of the system decreased among farmers with more livestock.
  • A large proportion of the farmers already cultivate both timber and fruit trees in their fields and are thus practicing some form of agroforestry.

Geographical Region

  • Amazon Basin
  • Ecosystems

  • Tropical Wet Forest
  • Country

  • Peru
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