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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 30/10/2014
FORE0014-1  Tropical agroforestry

Duration :  24h Th
Number of credits :  
Master in Forests and natural Areas Engineering, Professional Focus, 2nd year2
Lecturer :  Jean-Louis Doucet
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Course contents :  
The course objective is to propose management methods to reconcile agriculture and forestry in a sustainable manner in tropical areas. It is divided in three main chapters:

1. Definition 2. Agroforestry systems in dry tropical regions 2.1. Multipurpose trees on cropland 2.2. Windbreaks 2.3. Alley cropping 2.4. Sylvopastoralism 3. Agroforestry systems in moist tropical regions 3.1. Shifting cultivation 3.2. Improved fallows 3.3. Home gardens 3.4. Alley cropping 3.6. Taungya
Learning outcomes of the course :  
After completing the course the student is expected to : ·Be able to implement agroforestry programs considering ecological and social environment. ·Be able to identify main agroforestry species and their techniques of regeneration. ·Be able to manage agroforestry nurseries.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
This course is mainly based on lectures supplemented with many pictures and films.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Face-to-face: 24h
Recommended or required readings :  
Recommended references :
BOFFA J-M. 2000. Les parcs agroforestiers en Afrique subsaharienne. Cahier FAO Conservation 34. FAO, Rome, 251 p. CARRIERE S. 2002.L'abattage sélectif : une pratique agricole ancestrale au service de la régénération forestière. Bois et forêts des tropiques 272 (2), 45-62. DICKEN Mc & VERGARA P. 1990. Agroforestry : classification and management. Wiley & sons, 382 p.
DOUCET, J.-L. (Ed.), VERMEULEN, C., De VLEESCHOUWER, J.-Y. (Other coll.), NZOYEM SAHA, N., JULVE LARRUBIA, C., LAPORTE, J., & FEDERSPIEL, M. (2012). Regards croisés sur la foresterie communautaire : l'expérience camerounaise. Gembloux, Belgique: Presses Agronomiques de Gembloux.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/135637


VERMEULEN C., DOUCET J.-L. 2008. Les premières forêts communautaires du Gabon : Récits d'une expérience pilote. Sainte-Ode, Belgique: Impribeau.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/21913
VERMEULEN, C, DUBIEZ, E, PROCES, P, DIOWO, M, YAMBA, Y, MUTAMBWE, S, PELTIER, R, MARIEN, J.-N, & DOUCET, J.-L. (2011). Enjeux fonciers, exploitation des ressources naturelles et Forêts des Communautés Locales en périphérie de Kinshasa, RDC. Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE], 15(4), 535-544.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/100072


WEIGEL J. 1994. Agroforesterie pratique. Editions du Ministère de la Coopération, Paris.
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Written examination (100%)
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
DOUCET Jean-Louis (Professor)
Laboratoire de Foresterie des Régions tropicales et subtropicales
Unité de Gestion des Ressources forestières et des Milieux naturels
Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech
Passage des Déportés, 2
5030 Gembloux
+ 32 81 622342
jldoucet@ulg.ac.be

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