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Agroforestry systems can be employed to reclaim eroded and degraded land. Amálie Balaštíková, Cesar Flores Grandez, Michaela Jedličková, Soňa Kajzrová.

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1 Agroforestry systems can be employed to reclaim eroded and degraded land. Amálie Balaštíková, Cesar Flores Grandez, Michaela Jedličková, Soňa Kajzrová

2 Types of soil degradation Main causes of degradation - water erosion 56% - wind erosion 28% - chemical degradation 12% - physical degradation 4% - overgrazing 35% - deforestation 30% - agricultural activities 27% - overexploitation of vegetation 7% - industrial activities 1%

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4 Study case: Brasilian Amazon Bauxit mine – production of litter to improve soil fertility (Acacia mangium x Eucalyptus pellita)

5 Study case: India Wastelands – alkaline and saline soil Plantation of seedlings of different species Survived 635 after 13.5 years but soil improved

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7 Study case: China Influence of reforestation on eroded land Cinnamomum caphor x Lespedeza bicolor

8 References Dias, L. E., Franco A. A., Campello E., De Faria S. M., Da Silva E. M Leguminosas forestales: aspectos relacionados con su nutrición y uso en la recuperación de suelos degradados. In “Bosque” 16 (1), pp Sharma A; Afforestation for reclaiming degraded village common land: a case study, Biomass and Bioenergy 21, pp 35-42

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