Assessing ecosystem services in perennial intercropping systems - participatory action research in Swedish modern agroforestry.

@inproceedings{Bjrklund2014AssessingES,
  title={Assessing ecosystem services in perennial intercropping systems - participatory action research in Swedish modern agroforestry.},
  author={Johanna Bj{\"o}rklund and Karin Eksv{\"a}rd and Christina Schaffer},
  year={2014}
}
The focus of this paper is on how to assess ecosystem services in complex agroforestry systems using a case of edible forest gardens. Benefits of doing these assessments in a participatory learning and action research (PLAR) context are elaborated, as well as difficulties and questions that this has raised. The PLAR group comprised farmers on 13 smallholdings, researchers and a facilitator, which through collaboration and participatory methods have developed a general design of a forest garden… CONTINUE READING

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