Description of practice

Silvopasture is the practice of integrating trees, forage and the grazing of domesticated animals in a mutually beneficial way. It utilizes the principles of managed grazing and is one of several distinct forms of agroforestry.

Examples of how to use silvopasture Further information
(see Note below)

AMP40 01

Assisted natural regeneration

Shoots from stumps of woody and herbaceous vegetation are identified and preserved on communal land used for agro-pastoralism, silvo-pastoralism or pastoralism.


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AMP40 02

Silvopastoral plantings

Soil preparation work and planting of fodder shrubs are used to increase rangeland productivity, produce firewood and mitigate wind erosion.


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AMP40 03

Parkland agroforestry

Naturally growing, valuable trees are protected and nurtured on cropping and grazing lands to provide food and nutritional security for both human and livestock populations and to protect and enrich soils.


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AMP40 04

Silvopastoral agroforestry system

Trees such as Ceratonia siliqua (carob) are planted within grazing land. Once established, grazing can continue. Soil is stabilized and improved and the landscape, biodiversity and income are diversified.


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AMP40 05

Multi-purpose tree species for pasture supplementation

Multi-purpose tree species (such as Calliandra calothyrsus) are planted to improve pasture for soil fertility improvement and livestock production.


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Note: Most of the Further information links are to a full description of the example in the WOCAT database. However sometimes the link may be to similar practices or a research paper. Occasionally the link is to a commercial product in which case it should be understood that this does not imply any endorsement of the product by iSQAPER.

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