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International Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 22-32
DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2007.22.32
 
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Definition and Classification of Traditional Agroforestry Practices in the West Mediterranean Region of Turkey
Ahmet Tolunay, Mehmet Korkmaz and Hasan Alkan

Abstract:
In this study, traditional agroforestry practices were observed and determined. West Mediterranean Region of Turkey was selected for this purpose. Diagnosis and Design Methodology (D and D) was applied in the study. Each agroforestry practice was determined and classified in the agroforestry systems. Many of the agroforestry production patterns are being seen as a traditionally in the entire region. Results showed that, agroforestry application in the region studied can be put in major agroforestry practices like, agricultural systems; alley cropping, multi layer tree gardens, multipurpose trees on crop lands, home gardens, trees in soil conservation and reclamation, shelter belts and windbreaks, silvopastoral systems; trees on range land or pastures, protein banks, plantation crop with animals, agrosilvopastoral systems; home garden involving animals, multipurpose woody hedgerows, apiculture with trees, aquaforestry, multipurpose woodlots. As an agroforestry practice, shifting cultivation and taungya are determined in the region; however, both practices are not applicable, because of causing forest degradation.
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How to cite this article:

Ahmet Tolunay, Mehmet Korkmaz and Hasan Alkan, 2007. Definition and Classification of Traditional Agroforestry Practices in the West Mediterranean Region of Turkey. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 2: 22-32.

DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2007.22.32

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijar.2007.22.32

 
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