PROJECT TITLE (ID)
Demonstration of Sustainable Upland Agroforestry Systems in Chinese Taipei
Taiwan Forestry Research Institute (TFRI), Chinese Taipei
ECONOMIES DIRECTLY BENEFITING
Develop and demonstrate the sustainable agroforestry systems adaptable in upland areas.
To develop several different agroforestry management systems to cope with different demands of crop planting and afforestation;
To demonstrate the ability of these systems in preventing the destructive landslides and massive surface erosions on cultivated uplands;
To develop the criteria and indicators for evaluating the sustainability of such agroforestry management systems;
To encourage the communities of mountain villages to participate in the development of new agroforestry system(s) and take part in the dissemination of new technologies.
1. At least 2 agroforestry management systems, the criteria and indicators for evaluating the sustainability of such agroforestry management systems will be developed;
2. Three demonstration areas for verifying the ability of soil and water conservation of these agroforestry systems will be established;
3. Three technical teams which organized by farmers of village communities in uplands for technology dissemination will be established.
Activity 1.1: Study sites selection and experimental plots establishment (TFRI)
Activity 1.2: Data collection and analyses, including the growth data of trees and cash crops, biodiversity indexes, and environmental factors (TFRI)
Activity 1.3: Model simulation for agroforestry systems (TFRI)
Activity 1.4: Aboard training tours to different countries, including the US and China (TFRI)
Activity 2.1: To select 3 upland villages for cooperative studies including income analyses and land productivity evaluation (TFRI, TFB and CFA).
Activity 2.2: To set up 3 demonstration areas for verifying the ability of soil and water conservation of these agroforestry systems, will be carried out by TFRI
Activity 3.1: organize 2 seminars for technological discussion and experience exchange (TFRI, TFB, and CFA)
Activity 3.2: To select and train farmers for organizing 2-3 technical teams from upland villages helping technological dissemination (TFRI, TFB and CFA)
Activity 3.3: To set up at least 2 demonstration sites