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Table 2 Classification of Italian farming systems which include pastoralism

From: Agro-silvo-pastoral systems in Italy: integration and diversification

Aim Complexity Type of resources Type of system
Conventional Simple Single resources
(agricultural; forestry; pastoralism)
Only specialised systems
  Medium Two types (agroforestry; agropastoral; silvo-pastoral) Includes agroforestry and agro-silvo-pastoral systems
  Complex Three types (agriculture + forestry + pastoral)  
Integrated Very complex Agriculture + forestry + pastoralism
+ services
  1. Source: Pardini 2006b