Climate diversity in line with agroforestry systems: studying technicalities of agroforestry systems and allied components in two diverse climatic regions (Warm climate vs. cold climate) (Case study: Kazeroun & Sepidan in Fars Province, I.R.Iran)

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Faculty of Desert Studies, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

Abstract

There has been some decline in the land potential capacity in many developing countries, and depending on location,
the multi objective management strategy of Agroforestry can make effective use of natural resources to be feasible.
Environmental principles which are effective on Agroforestry systems and their components, together with climatic
factors, are the important parameters which been evaluated in this study. Two cities, Kazeroun (with warm climate) and
Sepidan (with cold climate) in Fars province, were chosen for the purpose of this research, and after proper identification
and classification of the Agroforestry systems, the effects of climatic factors were analyzed. Nineteen points were
identified in these two cities by field investigations, with each type of Agroforestry systems and their corresponding
components determined in each point. From the results, most of the systems in Kazeroun, characterized with warm
climate, were Agrosilvopastoral, while Sepidan with a characteristic cold climate was the Agrosilvicultural system. Also,
the components of each system clearly changed with change in climate, owing to the great importance of the livestock and
crop components in Kazeroun and Sepidan, respectively. In general, it can be concluded that the impact of climatic factors
on Agroforestry systems and their components has been approved in this study, and the results can be applied in
developing these systems in other regions.

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