ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024

Major Agroforestry Systems


What are the major agroforestry systems based on the type of component?




There are three main components of agroforestry - crops, trees and livestock.


Agroforestry systems are classified into three categories based on the type of component:

1) Agrisilviculture (crops + trees)

2) Silvopastoral (pasture/livestock + trees)

3) Agrosilvopastoral (crops + pasture + trees)