Trees in a multifunctional landscape 833

Module code ENV 833
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Place and role of trees in multifunctional rural landscapes.  Trees outside forests.  Multipurpose trees.  Trees and biodiversity.  Trees and environmental services.  Trees and sustainable development.  Domesticated forests.  Agroforestry (definition, classification, challenges and examples).  Multiple use of forests and trees.  Non-timber tree and forest products.  Domestication of multipurpose trees.  Forests and people.  Trees and agricultural production systems (yield, interactions, synergy, competition, pests and diseases).  Case-study examples from sub-Saharan Africa.

Module credits 15.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 5 discussion classes per week, 1 web-based period per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Academic organisation Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Quarter 3

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