Features

Features of Agroforestry Systems in the Philippines

Agroforestry system in the Philippines can be classified according to their dominant component, that is, agricultural crops, forest trees, and animals. These systems are classified as agricisilvicultural, silvipastoral, agripastoral or agrisilvipastoral system (The Technical Committee on Agroforestry 1995).

Agrisilvicultural System

Agrisilvicultural system is the comibination of agricultural crops with woody perennials. This system includes: alley cropping, multistorey, boundary planting, windbreaks, improved fallow, and the taungya.

Silvipastoral System

Silvipastoral system is the combination of woody perennials with livestock production. This system includes: livestock production. This system includes: livestock-under-tree, protein bank (fodder bank), live fence, and hedgerow planting of improved pasture grasses and/or other fodder trees or shrubs.

Source: Agroforestry and multipurpose trees and shrubs R&D team, 2003. R&D Status and Directions (2000 and beyond): Agroforestry and multipurpose trees and shrubs, PCARRD, Los BaƱos, Laguna, 45p.