International Journal of Agroforestry and Silviculture

International Journal of Agroforestry and Silviculture Vol. 1 (5), pp. 052-054, May, 2014.© International Scholars Journals

Review

Agroforestry theories and Practices in sustainable land use system in Nigeria

Adawara Mahmud, Kpamor V. and Theophilus Grayson

Department of Social and Environmental Forestry, College of Forestry and Fisheries, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, P. M. B. 2373, Makurdi, Nigeria. E-mail: Mahmudy@yahoo.com

Accepted 01 April, 2014

Abstract 

Agroforestry has been defined as a dynamic ecologically based natural resources management system that through the integration of trees on farms and in the agricultural landscape, diversifies and sustains production for increased social, economic and environmental benefits for land users at all levels. This paper highlighted Agroforestry practices and concepts in sustainable land use systems. The benefit derivable from the interface between forest trees and agricultural crops are enormous. They include the optimal use of land for both agricultural and forestry production on a sustainable basis including the improvement of the quality of soil. This is in addition to the socio-economic benefits that are accruable from agroforestry. Indeed the advantage of agroforestry is all encompassing and germane to a sustainable production system and livelihood.

Key words: Agroforestry, practices, concepts, sustainable, land use systems.