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Forestry

El Yunque tropical forest, Puerto Rico.

According to the 2010 National Resources Inventory, there are about 740,500 acres of forest land in the Caribbean Area (~34% of the total non-federal land area).

Agroforestry intentionally combines agriculture and forestry to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems. Agroforestry takes advantage of the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops and/or livestock. Agroforestry practices include:

  • Alley Cropping
  • Forest Farming
  • Riparian Forest Buffers
  • Silvopasture
  • Windbreaks

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