“Vegetable-Agroforestry Systems in Indonesia” is the third book in a four-part series detailing the uses and benefits of vegetable-agroforestry (VAF) in Southeast Asia. Previously in the series, authors explored VAF in Vietnam and the Philippines, while this newest addition, which launches at the SWAT Regional Seminar and Workshop in Bogor, Indonesia on June 27, focuses on systems in Indonesia.
VAF has become a widely used model to combat poverty and enhance environmental protection, sustainability and ecosystem biodiversity for small-scale farmers. “Agroforestry is a land-use system which integrates trees with crops and/or animals. In this regard, agroforestry is also considered as a sustainable agriculture practice,” said Secretary Faculty of Agriculture, Dr. Syarifah Iis Aisyah of Bogor Agriculture University.
Published by the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC), the book is a collaborative effort of the Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia, Bogor University of Agriculture, ICRAF Southeast Asia, the Indonesian Society of Soil and Water Conservation, and the SANREM CRSP.