Step 5B: Land use practices
Land use practices are represented on the diagram as boxes within the appropriate land use category circles.
Land use practices are discrete groups of components such as trees, animals or crops, that are managed together. Agroforestry practices are distinguished according to their different underlying ecology and management which includes consideration of:
- the type of components (crops, trees, livestock etc.) within the practice
- the predominant purpose of land usage and land ownership
- the type of tree cover in agroforestry practices (natural vegetation, planted forest or plantation tree crops)
- the spatial arrangement of the components.
Source: Sinclair (1999)