Authors: R. Reid and G. Wilson, 1985
Publisher: Goodard and Dobson, Victoria, Australia, ISBN: 0-949200-00-X.
Scientifically based practical information on how to productively integrate trees into farming systems.
Editors: G. Schroth, G.A.B. da Fonseca, C.A. Harvey, C. Gascon, H.L. Vasconcelos, and A-M.N. Izac, 2004. Island Press, Washington, DC. ISBN: 1-55963-357-3.
Explores how agroforestry practices can help promote biodiversity in human-dominated landscapes.
Authors: D. Rocheleau, F. Weber, and A. Field-Juma, 1988
Publisher: ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya ISBN: 92-9059-049-1.
This book is especially useful for field workers, researchers, and extension agents, providing guidelines for evaluating and planning agroforestry projects in drier environments in Africa.
Editors: W.C. Clark and R.R. Thaman, 1993 Publisher: United Nations University Press, Tokyo ISBN: 92-808-0824-9.
Very thorough treatment of agroforestry practices in the Pacific. Includes tables and descriptions of many traditional agroforestry species.
Author: A. Young, 1997 (Second Edition)
Publisher: CAB International, New York, New York and ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya ISBN: 0-85199-189-0.
Now in a revised second edition, this book presents a synthesis of evidence from agriculture, forestry, and soil science, drawing on over 700 published sources dating largely from the 1990's. Very well written and accessible to practitioners and academics. Highly recommended.
- Information Resources for Pacific Island Agroforestry
- Multipurpose Trees for Agroforestry in the Pacific Islands
- Nontimber Forest Products for Pacific Islands: An Introductory Guide for Producers
- Integrating Understory Crops with Tree Crops
- Introduction to Integrating Trees into Pacific Island Farm Systems
- Choosing Timber Species for Pacific Island Agroforestry
- Economics of Farm Forestry: Financial Evaluation for Landowners
- Multipurpose Windbreaks: Design and Species for Pacific Islands
Editors: C.R. Elevitch and K.M. Wilkinson, 2000.
Publisher: Permanent Agriculture Resources, Holualoa, Hawaii Series of 22-50 page guides covering eight topics in Pacific Island agroforestry. Published with support from the US Department of Agriculture's Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE) Program.
Edited by: L.E. Buck, J.P. Lassoie and E.C.M. Fernandes, 1999
Publisher: CRC Press LLC, New York, NY ISBN: 1-56670-294-1.
Agroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems examines the environmental and social conditions that affect the roles and performance of trees in field- and forest-based agricultural production systems. Various types of ecological settings for agroforestry are analyzed within temperate and tropical regions.
Author: Various authors, 1990
Publisher: International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), Cavite, Philippines ISBN: 0-942717-31-7.
This practical agroforestry guide details nursery techniques, seed collection, seed treatment, soil and water conservation strategies, animal systems, and more. Available from IIRR Bookstore and several other sources. Highly recommended.
Editors: L.S. Meitzner and M.L. Price, 1996
Publisher: ECHO, North Fort Myers, Florida ISBN: 0-9653360-0-X.
This useful book contains many practical and technical tips from extension workers and small farmers from around the world including information on vegetables, fruits, multipurpose trees, urban gardening, and more. Order from ECHO (see Book Sources).
Editor: J.A. Helm, 1998
Publisher: Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, Maryland ISBN: 0-939970-73-2.
A comprehensive dictionary defining over 4,500 terms used in forestry and conservation.
RIRCD Publication No. R01/33.
Authors: R. Reid and P. Stephen, 2001. ISBN: 0-642-58352-8.
Australian Master TreeGrower Program, Department of Forestry, The Institute of Land & Food Resources, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia. An excellent practical guide for design and management of forests for multiple benefits.
Author: R. Hart, 1991
Publisher: Green Books, Devon, UK ISBN: 1-870098-44-7.
Describes the design of predominately temperate multistory garden plantings that incorporate fruit and nut trees.
Editors: P. Huxley and H. van Houten, 1997
Publisher: CTA and ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya ISBN: 92-9059-124-2.
Includes 1,400 agroforestry terms arranged alphabetically, with extensive cross-referencing.
Author: L. Schmidt, 2000. Danida Forest Seed Centre. Humlebaek, Denmark. ISBN: 87-982428-6-5.
This exceptional guide covers forest tree seed handling from scientific, practical and administrative perspectives.
A Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography
Authors: I. Scoones, M. Melnyk and J. Pretty, 1992. IIED, London. ISBN: 0-905347-93-5.
A comprehensive literature review and annotated bibliography related to wild foods. PDF version available at: http://www.iied.org/pubs/pdfs/6006IIED.pdf
(Agriculture Information Bulletin AIB-666)
Authors: M.G. Thomas and D.R. Schumann, 1993
Publisher: USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC
In depth discussion of temperate special forest products (nontimber forest products) that represent opportunities for rural entrepreneurs to supplement their incomes. Order from Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Blacksburg, Virginia; or download at link.
Author: P.K.R. Nair, 1993
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands ISBN: 0-7923-2134-0.
A widely used comprehensive textbook on agroforestry which is both practical and theoretical, covering many agroforestry practices and species. Highly recommended.
Editors: P.K.R. Nair, M.R. Rao, and L.E. Buck, 2004. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN: 1-4020-2412-6.
Synthesizes research results and evaluations relating to many aspects of agroforestry in both tropical and temperate regions.
Editors: Jones, E.T., R.J. McLain, and J. Weigand, 2002. University Press of Kansas.
Extensive coverage of nontimber forest products in the US (North America).
(Special Publication N. 3).
Editors: Goddard, T., M.A. Zoebisch, Y. Gan, W. Ellis, A. Watson, S. Sombatpanit. 2008.
Publisher: World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWC). ISBN: 978-974-8391-60-1.
A downloadable, global collection of articles by farmers, extension specialists, agricultural professionals, and research scientists. Dr. Samran Sombatpanit, WASWC Immediate Past President, 67/141 Amonphant 9, Soi Sena 1, Bangkok 10230 , Thailand . Phone/Fax: +66-25703641, firstname.lastname@example.org
Author: Various Authors, 1995-1997
Publisher: FAO, Rome ISBN: Various.
An excellent ten volume series on non-wood forest products and their role in integrated forestry, agroforestry, and conservation. Provides useful information on the various products, and also the basics of non-wood forest products enterprises for those products for practitioners, policy makers, and scientists. Order from FAO in Rome (see Book Sources).
Editors: H.E. Garrett, W.J. Rietveld, and R.F. Fisher, 2009
Publisher: American Society of Agronomy, Madison, Wisconsin
The first few chapters focus on the development, ecological foundations, and the status of agroforestry. Separate chapters cover technical aspects of the five major agroforestry practices, namely windbreaks, silvopastures, alley cropping, riparian forest buffers, and forest farming.
Editors: S. Rogers and P. Thorpe, 1999
Publisher: PRAP/SPC, Suva, Fiji
Order from: Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji; Tel: +679 370-733; Fax: +679 370-021
Covers many specific practices, techniques, and species of Pacific Island Agroforestry.
Author: B. Mollison, 1997
Publisher: Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California ISBN: 0-9082-2801-5.
The premiere guide to designing resource systems in harmony with natural processes. Highly recommended. Available at many booksellers.
Author: D. Holmgren, 2002. Holmgren Design Services, Hepburn, Australia. ISBN: 0-646-41844-0.
Builds on the permaculture concept co-originated by David Holgren and Bill Mollison.
Editor: C.R. Elevitch, 2004.
Publisher: Permanent Agriculture Resources, Holualoa, HI ISBN: 0-9702544-3-1.
152 concise, easy to read chapters covering key agroforestry concepts.
Author: J. Evans, 1992 (2nd edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York, NY ISBN: 0-19-854257-7.
This comprehensive text covers plantation, community, and social forestry, tree planting to control erosion, and agroforestry.
Introduction To Soil And Water Conservation Practices
II Contour Farming With Living Barriers Order
III Integrated Farm Management
IV Planting Tree Crops Order
V Soil Fertility Management Order
Publisher: World Neighbors, Oklahoma City, OK.
This series of five booklets (30 to 40 pages each) is useful for agroforestry and soil improvement in dryland areas. Each booklet contains simple drawings and is easy to read. Available from ECHO (see Book Sources).
P. Williams, Ed.; February 1989, Guelph, Ontario.
- Second Conference on Agroforestry in North America; H.E. 'Gene' Garrett, Ed.; August 1991, Columbia, Missouri.
- Opportunities for Agroforestry in the Temperate Zone Worldwide: Third North American Agroforestry Conference; R. Schultz and J. Colletti, Eds.; August 1993, Ames, Iowa.
- Growing a Sustainable Future: Fourth North American Agroforestry Conference; J.H. Ehrenreich and D.L. Ehrenreich, Eds.; July 1995; Boise, Idaho.
- Exploring the Opportunities for Agroforestry in Changing Rural Landscapes: Fifth North American Agroforestry Conference; L. Buck and J. Lassoie, Editors; August 1997, Ithaca, New York.
Authors: R.R. Thaman and W.A. Whistler, 1996
Publisher: South Pacific Forestry Development Programme, Suva, Fiji.
Information on the status of existing agroforestry systems and related programs with extensive species tables. Order through Pacific Islands Forests & Trees Support Programme (see Organizations).
Editors: A.M. Gordon and S.M. Newman, 1997
Publisher: CAB International, Oxon, UK ISBN: 0-8519-9147-5.
A landmark reference for agroforestry for temperate regions, including agroforestry practices in North America, New Zealand, Australia, China, and Europe.
Author: R.J. Smith, 1950
A classic reference on the use of trees in agricultural systems.
Publisher: Island Press, Washington, DC
Authors: P.J. Wood and J. Burley, 1991
Available in English, French or Spanish, this book provides guidance on researching and evaluating agroforestry trees for their suitability to a specific need, site, and purpose.
Publisher: ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya ISBN: 92-9059-075-0.
Editors: G. Schroth and F.L. Sinclair, 2003.
Publisher: CABI Publishing. ISBN: 0851995934.
This book provides a review of both economic and biophysical aspects of soil use and research in agroforestry, with an emphasis on nutrient-poor forest and savanna soils.
Editor: K.W. Cremer, 1990. Inkata Press, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 0-909605-65-3.
A comprehensive and wonderfully illustrated book covering all aspects of choosing and planting trees. Although it focuses on Australian species and conditions, this book is useful worldwide.
Author: D. Holmgren, 1994 Publisher: Holmgren Design Services, Victoria, Australia ISBN: 0-646-17-568-8.
Covers design of revegetation systems in detail including windbreaks and farm forestry. The presentation is based on practical experience and is well illustrated. Available on PDF at: http://permacultureprinciples.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/TOTP-eBook-Demo.pdf
Author: P. Huxley, 1999 Publisher: Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK, http://www.blackwell-science.com ISBN: 0-632-04047-5.
Provides a comprehensive, analytical account of principles as well as the practical implications of agroforestry. Available online at: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0632040475.html
Author: M. Kellam and R. Tackaberry, 1997
Publisher: Routledge, New York, New York ISBN: 0-4151-1609-0.
Introduces the complex systems of a broad, cross-regional range of humid to semi-arid tropical climate zones and offers an integration of biophysical and human management issues.
Editors: K. Landauer and M. Brazil, 1990
Publisher: United Nations University Press, Tokyo ISBN: 92-808-0732-3
Extensive treatment of home gardens in a research context, covering the development and management of home garden programs.
Author: Craig Elevitch.
Photo database with over 500 photos of agroforestry systems and species. Available on Smugmug.