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- Somarriba, Eduardo, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2012 v.149 pp. 181-188
- Musa; agroforestry; botanical composition; canopy; cocoa beans; crop yield; deforestation; ecosystem services; farmers; forest habitats; forests; functional diversity; humid tropics; orchards; tree yields; trees; Costa Rica
- ... In the humid tropics, the remaining forest patches are increasingly isolated within an expanding agricultural matrix. There, a significant area consists of complex agroforestry systems with high structural and functional plant diversity. These anthropogenic habitats are gaining increasing conservation value as deforestation progresses. Cocoa-based agroforests provide habitats for some forest depen ...
- Somarriba, Eduardo, et al. Show all 13 Authors
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2013 v.173 pp. 46-57
- Theobroma cacao; aboveground biomass; agroforestry; bananas; botanical composition; canopy; carbon; carbon sinks; climate change; cocoa beans; crop yield; dead wood; ecosystem services; expert opinion; forest trees; forests; fruits; funding; issues and policy; market prices; monitoring; niche markets; plantations; private sector; roots; soil; Central America
- ... The cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao L.) is cultivated typically in agroforestry systems in close association with a rich list of tree species and other useful plants on the same plot. Cocoa based agroforestry systems are credited for stocking significant amounts of carbon and hence have the potential to mitigate climate change. Since cocoa yields decrease non-linearly with increasing shade, a need is ...