Definition of agroforestry

fore057 at fore057 at
Sat Aug 7 16:40:59 EST 1993

This newsgroup has been vacant too long.  It's about time we started some
discussion.  Here's a possible starter:

In New Zealand, we have tended to define "agroforestry" rather narrowly as
a combination of wide-spaced trees and pastoral agriculture.  Does this
agree with your definition?  I'd rather see a more all-encompassing definition
adopted, covering most uses of trees on farms.  What are your thoughts on the 

Euan Mason
Lecturer in Silviculture
School of Forestry
University of Canterbury

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