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Table 1 An overview of Agroforestry Systems (AFS)

From: Innovative matrix for applying a food systems approach for developing interventions to address nutrient deficiencies in indigenous communities in India: a study protocol

Definition AFS combines wild and domesticated plants, animals, fungal and micro-organic components as well as their interactions. It also includes traditional species of foraged and cultivated floras and faunas that are adapted to the local geographical, climatic and growth conditions [16].
Significance AFSs are designed and managed based on millenarian experiences of people throughout the world and are expressions of their traditional ecological knowledge and biocultural heritage [17, 18], of which indigenous communities are important custodians [9].
AFS for nutrition intervention The usage of AFS by indigenous communities make it a potentially important strategy for providing low resource intensive, nutrient rich and sustainable sustenance [7].