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    Author(s): Toral Patel-WeynandGary BentrupMichele M. Schoeneberger
    Date: 2017
    Source: Gen. Tech. Report WO-96a. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Washington Office
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    Agroforestry, the intentional integration of trees and shrubs into crop and animal production systems, is being deployed to enhance productivity, profitability, and environmental stewardship of agricultural operations and lands across the United States. The full assessment at https://doi.org/10.2737/WO-GTR-96 and summarized here provides a science-based synthesis on the use of agroforestry for mitigation and adaptation services in the face of climatic variability and change. It provides technical input to land-use sector issues in the National Climate Assessment (NCA) and serves as a framework for including agroforestry systems in agricultural strategies to improve productivity and food security and to build resilience in these landscapes. It also provides follow-up to the technical input report by Walthall et al. (2012) that established the need for innovative strategies to address significant climatic variability challenges faced by U.S. agriculture.

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    Patel-Weynand, Toral; Bentrup, Gary; Schoeneberger, Michele M. 2017. Agroforestry: Enhancing resiliency in U.S. agricultural landscapes under changing conditions - executive summary. Gen. Tech. Report WO-96a. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 12 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/WO-GTR-96a.

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