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dc.contributor.authorKinyili, Benjamin Mutuku
dc.contributor.authorNdunda, Ezekiel
dc.contributor.authorKitur, Esther
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-29T10:36:33Z
dc.date.available2021-04-29T10:36:33Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1346-5637
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/22041
dc.descriptionAn Article Published in East African Journal of Forestry and Agroforestryen_US
dc.description.abstractAgroforestry provides multiple ecosystem services. The understanding of the relationships between it and the ecosystem services can help to lessen undesired trade-offs. The aim of this study was to determine the trade-offs between agroforestry and ecosystem services among smallholder farmers in Machakos County, Kenya. This study demonstrated that smallholder farmers who had adopted agroforestry in the semi-arid areas of Machakos County achieved several ecosystem services from the practice. Ecosystem services supporting functions included nutrient recycling and soil formation which were the most important. These were followed by regulatory functions (soil erosion control, water infiltration, microclimate regulation, flood control and disease/pest control). Provision of ecosystem services such as fuelwood, fruit, nuts, poles, timber and fodder was the third most important function as perceived by the local community members while the least was cultural functions that are rarely performed within the agroforestry ecosystems. Given the low knowledge of the entire range of agroforestry ecosystem services in the area, there should be concerted effort to educate the local community members about the wide range of ecosystem services to maximize the exploitation of these services from agroforestryen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEast African Nature & Science Organizationen_US
dc.subjectAgroforestryen_US
dc.subjectEcosystem Servicesen_US
dc.subjectSupporting Functionsen_US
dc.subjectRegulatory Functionsen_US
dc.subjectProvisioning Functionsen_US
dc.subjectCultural Functionsen_US
dc.subjectLivelihoodsen_US
dc.titleTrade-Off Between Agroforestry and Ecosystem Services among Smallholder Farmers in Machakos County, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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