This is a basic course and there is no pre-requisite to attend the course.
The purpose of the course is to prepare students with specific competencies needed for a fundamental understanding of principles of agroforestry. The course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge climate, ecology, farming systems and agroforestry technologies and management practices. After attending the course students will be able to comprehensively to compare, characterize and analyze agroforestry farming systems and practices across abroad range of geographical regions.
The course will cover a broad range of topics in the areas of meteorology, ecology, agronomy and social sciences related to agroforestry practices. Weather and climate, cropping and farming systems, concept and definition of agroforestry, classification of agroforestry systems, dryland and humid agroforestry systems, tree species selection, tree seed procurement and handling, tree nursery management, soil management, and economics of agroforestry will be covered in the course.
The course is composed of class lectures, and group work presentation and report. Students must participate in the group work presentation and report writing. Attendance is recorded, but it is not mandatory.
All lectures and reading materials are available on Moodle. Group work presentations and reports are uploaded on Moodle.
The final exam constitutes 60%, while the group work presentation and report constitutes 40% of the grade. The grading is done on a scale of 0-5.
Teaching is in English. ME-227 is a pre-requisite for FOR-249 course.
University lecturer Eshetu Yirdaw
Replaces the former course 830198 (TROP130) Agroforestry I, 3 cr.