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In reading the entry, I found it rather dated. I rewrote it. The changes expressed are based on my work, specifically the books that I published on agroforestry. I hope that this helps... P.A. Wojtkowski

pre-rewite commments

This article needs a lot of expansion. Agroforestry is an incredibly diverse subject, encompassing everything from windbreaks to improved fallows to fodder trees to living fences... I will be glad to work on it in the next few months, but don't have time to do so right now.

The second section of the article, on biomass for ethanol production, is misleading. Tree plantations are not considered "agroforestry." Agroforestry refers to the integration of trees with annual crops, livestock, or some other non-tree component. A willow plantation is not agroforestry; it is just forestry.

i second that, anything that is forestry should be removed. --Hypo Mix (talk) 04:38, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

James Sholto Douglas

I think Douglas and his book, 'Forest Farming' (978-0946688302) deserve a spot in here somewhere - not sure where yet though? 22:23, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Robert Hart

Some interesting info which could be incorporated here from Hart's book, re Hart, Douglas, Smith and Kagawa -

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I would also like to add a little bit on tropical agroforestry. Especially the work of Craig Elevitch, who has written some books on the historical techniques used on Pacific Islands. See his publications W Nowicki (talk) 19:43, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Adaptation to climate change

I added a section to provide more detail on some of the "benefits" mentioned for agroforestry, specifically the results of a recent study indicating that poor smallholder farmers have begun using agroforestry as a way to help adapt to climate change impacts. New editor, comments and corrections welcome. Thanks! C.peterson32 (talk) 15:29, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Challenges section

I've added a challenges section to this agroforestry article. In researching agroforestry, primarily in the context of the United States, I found little information on challenges to agroforestry and why it is not more widespread. I have yet to find reliable sources answering that question in specific cases but I did find sources (as cited in my creation of a challenges section) sharing estimates about how widespread agroforestry is and general obstacles for agroforestry system adoption.

Those sources had limited scopes so it would be good to find more information to enrich the challenges section (which seems important to have - I tried to remain objective in my editing so I did not phrase the introduction of the section basically as 'if is so useful, why is it not more widespread?'). In particular it would be good to expound upon how widespread it is, how we know this (could be a different section in itself), and what challenges exist in different contexts (for example, all the challenges I listed are in the context of US extension programs trying to spread agroforestry).

I am a first time editor so please offer any constructive criticism you may have. Thanks. Cr0 (talk) 04:21, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

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frienzsoil: changes in chapter "Benefits"

Hello friends of agroforestry

Considering the talk-comments about improving the structure of this article, I have made a draft of some major changes in the chapter "benefits". I suggest 4 sub-chapters to have a better overview: Biodiversity, Soil and plant growth, Contribution to sustainable agricultural systems and Other environmental goals. I will NOT delete anything existing but complement some of the existing bullet points with further scientific literature-based explanations and examples. It would be nice to have other writers complementing the other bullet points with additional information. I will wait for one day for any comments on my suggestions on this talk-site and will then upload the changes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Frienzsoil (talkcontribs) 22:53, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Now the changes are done. I suggest to also extend the other bullet points with explanations and examples and particularly, with literature references. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Frienzsoil (talkcontribs) 20:09, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Additional information in chapter "Applications" by explaining a successful hillside agroforestry project in Honduras

Additional information in chapter "Applications" by explaining a successful hillside agroforestry project in Honduras. I will NOT delete any information already present. I would appreciate any constructive feedback, opinions and/or comments BEFORE I will make the changes to the article in a few days. Please read through my suggested improvements here: Thank you! Anatol.F.H (talk) 11:19, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Additional information example agroforestry in Switzerland

My plan is to add some informations about agroforesty in Switzerland, as an example of a central europaen country. Thank you for your constructive feedbacks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lubu90 (talkcontribs) 10:51, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

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