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
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 web-based period per week, 5 discussion classes per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Quarter 3

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