Pratiques Agroforestières et Conservation de la Diversité Biologique des Forêts Tropicales.

TitlePratiques Agroforestières et Conservation de la Diversité Biologique des Forêts Tropicales.
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1994
Authorsde Foresta H, Michon G
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
InstitutionRapport de synth
Abstractwenty two students and researchers from various disciplines (botany, mycology, mammalogy, ornithology, soil fauna, forest ecology, ethnobotany, geography, forestry, agronomy, soil science, rural economy and environmental economics) that thirteen French, participated in the project SOFT-Indonesia, under the responsibility of ORSTOM. Studied agroforests in Sumatra, true multi-purpose forest reconstructed performing the same ecological functions as the original forest ecosystem, enabling farmers to enjoy a standard of living significantly above the average of Indonesian farmers. Levels observed in forest biodiversity agroforests are almost equivalent to those observed in primary forest for soil fauna and mammals. Some species of birds and plants are rare or absent in against agroforests and biodiversity levels for both groups fall from 50 to 70% of their primary forest. These results show that agroforestry, ensuring environmental sustainability and rural development, are in Sumatra, and can also play tomorrow, a significant role in the conservation of fauna and flora of tropical forests outside protected areas such as nature reserves and parks.
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