Forskning ved Københavns Universitet - Københavns Universitet


Smallholder tree farming systems for livelihood enhancement and carbon storage

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportPh.d.-afhandlingForskning

  • James Michael Roshetko
Smallholder agroforestry (tree farming) systems are prominent components of ‘trees outside the forest’.

The hypothesis of this thesis is that smallholder tree-farming systems are viable agricultural and natural resources management systems that contribute significantly to global environmental goals and local economic objectives. The thesis supports the hypothesis by reviewing global and Asian trends of deforestation, human population growth, and demand for forest and tree products. The potential of smallholders’ treebased systems to expand regional forest resources, produce forest products and
services, and contribute to local livelihoods for rural communities is discussed. Strategies to transform traditional smallholders’ systems into market-oriented systems to better serve environmental and economic goals are also discussed.
Most of the research presented in this thesis was conducted in Indonesia and the Philippines.
The five papers included in the thesis specifically emphasize the capacity of smallholder systems to store carbon, the appropriateness of smallholder systems for carbon projects, the types of technical assistance and enabling conditions that facilitate the successful development of smallholder systems, how genetic diversity of smallholder systems supports adaptation to climate change, and the capacity of smallholder systems to simultaneously produce marketable timber and agricultural crops.
ForlagDepartment of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
Antal sider208
StatusUdgivet - 2013

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