Special Issue "Sustainable Agroforestry"


A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Bauer
Department of Project and Regional Planning, University of Giessen, Senckenbergstr. 3, 35390 Giessen, Germany
Website: http://www.uni-giessen.de/Regionalplanung
E-Mail: Siegfried.Bauer@uni-giessen.de
Interests: environmental economics and policy; rural development and regional policy; agricultural development; indicators for sustainability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Agroforestry is considered as a compromise between the protection of the ecosystem and the necessity of producing food, earning income for the farm family and provide long term usable resources for regional development.  This special issue comprises selected papers from this special land use system. Case studies from various countries are welcome, as well as methodological approaches for analyzing and evaluating such land use systems. Special consideration shall be given to the cost and benefit of Agroforestry under different natural, environmental and economic condition. Scenario Analysis for considering e. g. different energy (wood prices) and agricultural prices may be useful to compute profitability situation for the future. Also details studies for land fertility changes and productivity increase should supplement the whole picture about Agroforestry. Finally, long term sustainability considerations should give a round picture of the whole picture of Agroforestry.

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Bauer
Guest Editor


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  • agroforesry production systems
  • ecological sustainability
  • soil fertility impact analysis
  • biodiversity
  • impact on local energy supply
  • profitability analysis
  • governance support and sustainability
  • sustainability assessment and policies

Published Papers (5 papers)

by , , , ,  and
Sustainability 2013, 5(12), 5195-5224; doi:10.3390/su5125195
Received: 3 September 2013; in revised form: 7 November 2013 / Accepted: 11 November 2013 / Published: 9 December 2013
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by ,  and
Sustainability 2013, 5(12), 5171-5194; doi:10.3390/su5125171
Received: 16 July 2013; in revised form: 23 October 2013 / Accepted: 25 November 2013 / Published: 4 December 2013
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by  and
Sustainability 2013, 5(7), 3129-3149; doi:10.3390/su5073129
Received: 13 May 2013; in revised form: 13 June 2013 / Accepted: 15 July 2013 / Published: 22 July 2013
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by ,  and Jr.
Sustainability 2013, 5(7), 2874-2886; doi:10.3390/su5072874
Received: 24 May 2013; in revised form: 21 June 2013 / Accepted: 28 June 2013 / Published: 3 July 2013
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by , ,  and
Sustainability 2013, 5(5), 1893-1916; doi:10.3390/su5051893
Received: 22 March 2013; in revised form: 16 April 2013 / Accepted: 22 April 2013 / Published: 29 April 2013
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Last update: 12 September 2012

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