Analogue forestry

Analogue forestry is similar to forest gardening but is done on a grander scale, with more concern for local ecology and less for food production, and is generally employed in tropical or sub-tropical areas areas.

The forests are designed to restore the original ecology and biodiversity of deforested areas by mimicking the function and ecology of the climax vegetation for the area. They are also designed to provide economic benefits, and by including many species of crops in one area Analogue Forestry helps spread the risk of market failure by a single crop.