Tropical Agroforestry Articles
The Hawai‘i Island Homegrown: Start-up guide for an organic self-reliance garden
A new publication of the Hawai‘i County Resource Center, a program of the County of Hawai‘i Department of Research and Development. This well-illustrated introduction to organic gardening on Hawai'i Island is an excellent resource for any beginning gardener. The guide includes lists of resources and web links for each topic covered.
Nitrogen Fixing Tree Start-up Guide
This comprehensive 12-page guide introduces nitrogen fixing trees and their products and uses in tropical agroforestry. Extensive charts for species selection are included.
A Guide to Orchard Alley Cropping–for fertility, mulch and soil conservation
This 10-page guide explains how the practice of alley cropping can provide an on-site resource for mulch and soil fertility. Includes step-by-step instructions on designing an alley cropping system with tree crops.
Can I Grow a Complete Diet? Designing a Tropical Subsistence Garden
This article presents a framework for growing a complete diet in a tropical homegarden. It includes an example species list.
The potential of chainsaw milling outside forests
This comprehensive article covers developments in small-scale chainsaw milling for farms, ranches, and urban lots.
Deep pipe irrigation
An introduction to a very effective, low-tech irrigation method especially applicable to dryland environments.
Leaves to Live By: Perennial Leaf Vegetables
There are numerous tropical perennial trees and shrubs with highly nutritious edible leaves. Such plants can form the foundation of a highly productive, low maintenance garden.
Trees on farm to mitigate the effects of HIV/AIDS in SSA
Describes how agrobiodiversity, including trees, in farming systems plays a modest but nevertheless valuable role in HIV/AIDS mitigation. by Ard Lengkeek.