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    Author(s): Wieland Kunzel
    Date: 1993
    Source: In: Raynor, Bill; Bay, Roger R., technical coordinators. Proceedings of the workshop on research methodologies and applications for Pacific Island agroforestry; July 16-20, 1990; Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-140. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 75-77
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Pacific Islands agroforestry has evolved into sustainable, diverse and productive a land use systems in many areas. We marvel at these systems, and the scientific world is trying to catch up with the traditional knowledge. At the same time, Pacific Islands farmers are abandoning their agroforestry systems in great numbers. It is mainly intensified agriculture for cash crop production that follows. Soil erosion and soil fertility deficiencies are close companions of this intensification. Why do land use systems that have been operative for centuries disappear so easily? Can "modern" agroforestry systems lead to the destruction of "traditional" ones? The paper explores the importance of knowledge systems in agroforestry innovations.

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    Kunzel, Wieland. 1993. Knowledge systems in agroforestry. In: Raynor, Bill; Bay, Roger R., technical coordinators. Proceedings of the workshop on research methodologies and applications for Pacific Island agroforestry; July 16-20, 1990; Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-140. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 75-77

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