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Ecological interactions, management lessons and design tools in tropical agroforestry systems

Literature: Journal Articles

Garcia-Barrios, L. & Ong, C.K. 2004, "Ecological interactions, management lessons and design tools in tropical agroforestry systems," Agroforestry Systems, vol. 61-62, no. 1-3, pp. 221-236.

Contact Info


  • San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Cp El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, México. Carretera Panamericana y Perisur (s/n) 29290 México
  • World Agroforestry Centre P.O. Box 30677 Nairobi Kenya


Agroforestry Systems

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  • This article discusses efforts to model and predict the outcomes of competition between tree and crop species in agroforestry systems.
  • An overview is provided of the positive and negative effects of intra- and inter-specific competition.
  • Various methods for quantifying the net effects of tree-crop interactions are described.
  • The authors conclude with suggestions for further development of models that can provide rules for adaptive management of agroforestry systems.

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