AGF201 Agroforestry (8)

This subject has been developed in conjunction with the Cooperative Research Centre for Plant-based Management of Dryland Salinity. It develops the essential practical skills and knowledge involved with the establishment and management of viable agroforestry enterprises that assist to mitigate salinity. The subject will be delivered with a combined online and DVD component together with a three day residential school.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Subject only available to students with online access and access to a DVD player.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to read the landscape for land capability;
  • be able to prepare physical and financial plans of agroforestry projects;
  • be able to identify useful agroforestry species and know where to use them;
  • be able to analyse and interpret the ecological and economic principles of agroforestry systems;
  • be able to analyse and interpret the balance between the production and environmental values;
  • be able to distil information regarding the institutions involved with the funding, implementation and research in agroforestry in Australia; and
  • be able to plan and establish a protocol for the establishment of a viable agroforestry enterprise.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The syllabus will cover the following topics:
  • - Part 1 - Overarching themes in Agroforestry (Introduction);
  • - Part 2 - The environmental function of Agroforestry;
  • - Part 3 - The human function;
  • - Production
  • - Aesthetics
  • - Part 4 - Agroforestry practice;
  • - Planning
  • - Species selection
  • - Economics
  • - Establishment
  • - Silvaculture
  • - Measurement
  • - New farming systems options
  • - Institutions (Policy);

Residential School

This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.Primarily Field Trip activities, incorporating on ground application of subject theory.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.