A report for the RIRDC/LWRRDC/FWPRDC Joint Venture Agroforestry Program
Alan W. Black, Karen Forge and Fionnuala Frost
Environment Australia, December 2000
ISBN 0 642 ISSN 1440-6845
This document is available from the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation web site .
- Extension and advisory strategies for agroforestry (PDF - 623 KB)
- Extension and advisory strategies for agroforestry - summary
About the report
This study examines ways in which extension and advisory strategies can facilitate the successful adoption of agroforestry. The potential benefits from the adoption of agroforestry are both economic and environmental. Nevertheless, the adoption of agroforestry into Australian farming systems has been constrained to date. In addition to technical impediments, there are impediments associated with economic uncertainties, distorted markets, particular public policies, and lack of a farm forestry culture in most rural communities and among some agricultural advisers and forestry professionals. However, many of these impediments are being progressively removed.