The Dominican Republic is a middle-income country, with the largest economy of Central America and the Caribbean. The country has weathered the global economic crisis well and in 2010 experienced one of the highest growth rates in the region.
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Developing countries are facing major
challenges to their rural land use, including deforestation,
increasing scarcity of tree products, and environmental
degradation... Show More + on fragile agricultural lands. One of the ways
they have responded to these problems is by promoting
agroforestry, or on-farm tree establishment and management.
Public agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and
international donors have supported agroforestry development
efforts and are considering further substantial investments.
But agroforestry activities have been poorly documented and
project monitoring has been weak or nonexistent or has
addressed administrative concerns only. To answer the need
for hard data, an analysis of the costs, benefits, and
farmer adoption of agroforestry was undertaken. This was the
first large-scale study of farm-level profitability of
agroforestry in the tropics and involved empirical work for
twenty-one projects in Central America and the Caribbean. Show Less -
Date: December 31, 1995
Scherr, Sara ;
Current, Dean ;
Lutz, Ernst ;