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Agricultural Reviews, volume 41 issue 1 (march 2020) : 14-24

Horticultural Agroforestry Systems Recommended for Climate Change Adaptation: A Review

O. Montes Colmenares, R. Castro Brindis, C. Villanueva Verduzco, M. Pérez Grajales, M. Uribe Gómez
1Agroforestería para el Desarrollo Sostenible. Universidad Autónoma Chapingo. Estado de México, 56230, México. 
Cite article:- Colmenares Montes O., Brindis Castro R., Verduzco Villanueva C., Grajales Pérez M., Gómez Uribe M. (2020). Horticultural Agroforestry Systems Recommended for Climate Change Adaptation: A Review. Agricultural Reviews. 41(1): 14-24. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-133.
High input costs, environmental degradation and climate change have generated new challenges in the agriculture, horticulture and forestry sector. The objective of this paper is to identify the main horticultural agroforestry systems useful for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Agri-horticulture, Horti-olericulture, Silvi-olericulture, Horti-pasture, Horti/Silvo-medicinal, Horti/Silvo-ornamental, Horti-silviculture, Horti-entomoforestry and Horti-Pisciculture are horticultural agroforestry systems recommended. Agroforestry systems in comparison with monoculture systems, have better use of water, soil and light, can help reduce the application of herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, fertilizers, increasing food security, biodiversity protection and climatic change adaptation. We recommended national politics, subsidies, technical support and credits for global farmers. 
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