Can the ecosystem mimic hypotheses be applied to farms in African savannahs?

@article{Noordwijk2004CanTE,
  title={Can the ecosystem mimic hypotheses be applied to farms in African savannahs?},
  author={Meine van Noordwijk and Chin Peng Kelvin Ong},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  year={2004},
  volume={45},
  pages={131-158}
}
The first ecosystem mimic hypothesis suggests clear advantages if man-made land use systems do not deviate greatly in their resource use patterns from natural ecosystems typical of a given climatic zone. The second hypothesis claims that additional advantages will accrue if agroecosystems also maintain a substantial part of the diversity of natural systems. We test these hypotheses for the savannah zone of sub-Saharan Africa, with its low soil fertility and variable rainfall. Where annual food… CONTINUE READING
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