[Ads-l] silvopasture (1978)
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Mon Nov 12 12:52:12 EST 2018
Yesterday, the term “silvopasture” occurred in a story NBC News ran on fighting global warming.
Would flooding the deserts help stop global warming?
Among the carbon-sinking projects that would require little or no new technology: creating new forests in degraded pasture, farm and other land; criss-crossing fields with trees to create so-called silvopastures, which absorb far more carbon than open fields; and preserving and restoring peatlands, the boggy wetlands that store carbon at twice the rate of the world’s oceans.
Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvopasture <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvopasture>) and Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/silvopasture <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/silvopasture>) have this term, but it’s not in the English OLD or Merriam-Webster.
Google has 128 raw hits.
1. The earliest hit I found on Google Books is 1978, which seems to be correct
Report on the Third FAO/SIDA Expert Consultation on Forestry for Local Community Development: Held in Semarang, Indonesia, 5-15 December 1977
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
When I tried to go back and double-check this citation, I was no longer able to find the citation, but it does appear in a regular GB search.
Some of the aspects too be considered in the conception of such models could be: i) the establishment of crops with forestry plantations, for as long a period as possible; ii) silvopasture management, fodder production and silos; …
2. First published in 1990, so perhaps “silvopasture” was not in the original
The threatening desert: controlling desertification
Another type of agroforestry known as silvopasture ….
Senate Reports Nos. 117-132
... including land that is used for—
(i) alley cropping;
(ii) forest farming;
(iii) forest buffers;
(v) silvopasture systems; and
(vi) such other integrated agroforestry uses as the Secretary may determine to be appropriate.
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