Agroforestry Guides for Pacific Islands

Agroforestry Guides for Pacific Islands

by Craig R. Elevitch, Kim Wilkins
     
 
Pacific Islanders were once among the most self-sufficient and well-nourished peoples in the world. Their traditional agricultural systems integrated trees with production, a practice known as agroforestry. This book provides practical guidelines for planting and using trees in landscapes, gardening, and farming. Information on over 300 Pacific Island agroforestry

Overview

Pacific Islanders were once among the most self-sufficient and well-nourished peoples in the world. Their traditional agricultural systems integrated trees with production, a practice known as agroforestry. This book provides practical guidelines for planting and using trees in landscapes, gardening, and farming. Information on over 300 Pacific Island agroforestry species is provided. Topics covered include traditional Pacific Island multipurpose trees and their uses, understory intercropping, land rehabilitation, expanding traditional agroforests, nontimber forest products, windbreak design, timber and fruit production, financial analysis for agroforestry, and more.

About the Authors

Craig Elevitch and Kim Wilkinson are agroforestry specialists based in Hawaii, who collaborated with other agricultural workers and specialists in Fiji, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, the Federated States of Micronesia, Australia, and the Northern Mariana Islands to design this publication based on their user's needs. They manage the Hawai'iki Agroforestry Project on the Island of Hawaii, and are editors for the electronic agroforestry journal The Overstory, with subscribers in over 130 countries.

Randy Thaman, Ph.D., is Professor of Pacific Island Biogeography at the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. He also serves as chairman of the Fiji National Food and Nutrition Committee. Thaman is the author of several important books, including Agroforestry in the Pacific Islands: Systems for Sustainability (United Nations University Press, 1993).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970254405
Publisher:
Booklines Hawaii, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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