Agroforestry for Sustainable Production

Economic Implications

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Financial and Economic Analysis of Agroforestry: Key Issues

Economics has a crucial role to play in decision-making in households, communities, institutions and governments. Agroforestry is seen by many as a solution to environmental problems and a sustainable enterprise especially suited to resource-poor farmers. Is agroforestry amenable to economic analysis? Have we any basis for making rational decisions as to promoting agroforestry? Especially, can the perceived advantages of agroforestry -- better use of resources, erosion control, multiple products -- be quantified and valued?


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