Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: SSSA Cross-Divisional Symposium

Title: CrossDiv--Symposium--Agroforestry for Sustainable Resource Management and Food Security

Organizers: Gregory G. Ormsby Mori , Ranjith P. Udawatta , Michele M. Schoeneberger , Shibu Jose and Ramachandran P.K. Nair
Lead Community Sponsor:
Cosponsor: SSSA Division: Soil and Water Management and Conservation, SSSA Division: Soil Biology and Biochemistry, SSSA Division: Soils and Environmental Quality
Community Cosponsor: Nutrients and Environmental Quality Community
Format: Oral Symposium
Keywords: Agroforestry, Food Security, Resource Management and Sustainable

Session Description: This session will provide the latest science and advances in sustainable management of soil and water resources using trees and shrubs integrated into agricultural systems to enhance food security in both temperate and tropical regions of the world. The speakers will provide details on carbon sequestration, soil health, and water quality and quantity improvements in integrated agroforestry systems. They will also explore how these benefits can help promote advancing the adoption of sustainable agroforestry practices for enhanced natural resource management and food security.