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The Government of Malawi, with financial assistance from the International Development Research Centre of Canada, started a detailed silvicultural research project in 1978 with an overall objective of identifying suitable species for rural dry zone afforestation. This paper highlights the results...

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Ngulube, M.
Publisher
Forestry Research Institute of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
Citation
Proceedings of a National Forestry Research Symposium to mark the 30th anniversary (1957-1987) of Forestry Research Institute of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi, 22-23 November, 1987, 1987, pp 191-202
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A study was conducted in Zomba, southern Malawi, to evaluate the on-farm contribution of agroforestry to soil fertility replenishment in maize-based cropping systems. In this study, two agroforestry species (Gliricidia sepium and Sesbania sesban) were established on 38 farmers' fields that were...

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Phiri, R.; Akinnifesi, F. K.
Publisher
Department of Agricultural Research and Technical Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Lilongwe, Malawi
Citation
Agricultural technologies for sustainable development in Malawi. Proceedings of the first annual scientific conference held at the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM), Lilongwe, Malawi, 6-10 November, 2000, 2001, pp 108-119
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The magnitude of soil nutrient depletion and food insecurity in Malawi is enormous. In a situation where the productive land is diminishing in size, fertilizers are becoming unaffordable, soil fertility is fast depleting and off-farm income opportunities are limited, farmers must be provided with...

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Akinnifesi, F. K.; Kwesiga, F. R.
Publisher
Department of Agricultural Research and Technical Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Lilongwe, Malawi
Citation
Agricultural technologies for sustainable development in Malawi. Proceedings of the first annual scientific conference held at the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM), Lilongwe, Malawi, 6-10 November, 2000, 2001, pp 120-133
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Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has some 8 million inhabitants and is mainly surrounded by savanna and patches of degraded forest. Estimated fuelwood consumption is in the range of 3 to 6 million tones of fuelwood equivalent per year (representing 0.6 to 1.2 MT of...

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Peltier, R.; Bisiaux, F.; Dubiez, E.; Marien, J. N.; Muliele, J. C.; Proces, P.; Vermeule, C.
Publisher
Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), Paris, France
Citation
Proceedings of a symposium on Innovation and Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Food, Montpellier, France, 28 June to 1st July 2010, 2010, pp hal-00512274
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Termites are a major constraint to subsistence agriculture, causing yield losses up to 100%. Recent studies have demonstrated the efficacy of the fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae for controlling termites, but little is yet known about sustainable application of this biocontrol agent. This study will...

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Nyeko, P.; Gohole, L. S.; Maniania, N. K.; Agaba, H.; Sekamatte, B. M.
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RUFORUM, Kampala, Uganda
Citation
Second RUFORUM Biennial Regional Conference on "Building capacity for food security in Africa", Entebbe, Uganda, 20-24 September 2010, 2010, pp 333-337
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Tree species selection to inter-cultivate with food crops has often been made on the basis of traditional knowledge by farmers in Ghana. Lately, Taungya system has been introduced to enable farmers produce food and at the same time retain the forest cover in communities bordering forest reserves....

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Abugre, S.; Apetorgbor, A. K.; Antwiwaa, A.; Apetorgbor, M. M.
Publisher
Association of Agricultural Technology in Southeast Asia (AATSEA), Ladkrabang, Thailand
Citation
International Journal of Agricultural Technology, 2011, 7, 3, pp 825-834
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The assessment of species diversity is crucial since it represents a fundamental property of ecological communities and provides a tool to compare assemblages in time and space, independently from species identities. This research investigation was carried out to assess biodiversity of woody plants ...

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Etefa Guyassa; Raj, A. J.
Publisher
Association of Agricultural Technology in Southeast Asia (AATSEA), Ladkrabang, Thailand
Citation
International Journal of Agricultural Technology, 2013, 9, 4, pp 829-844
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Long-term cultivation of crops in the North central zone of Nigeria, belonging to guinea savanna agro-ecology, has resulted to soil quality degradation that could affect economic development in the region if sustainable production practices are not identified. Over fifteen years, soybean field of...

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Gana, A. K.; Adagba, M. A.
Publisher
Association of Agricultural Technology in Southeast Asia (AATSEA), Ladkrabang, Thailand
Citation
International Journal of Agricultural Technology, 2013, 9, 4, pp 987-997
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Sclerocarya birrea is a major component of agroforestry parks of Sudano-Sahelian zones, which is exploited by rural populations in Burkina Faso. Recently, Sclerocarya birrea kernel marketing has increasingly developed in Ouagadougou (capital of Burkina Faso). This study aimed at evaluating the...

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Bationo-Kando, P.; Sawadogo, B.; Kiebre, Z.; Kientega, P.; Sawadogo, N.; Nanema, K. R.; Traore, E. R.; Sawadogo, M.; Zongo, J. D.
Publisher
African Crop Science Society, Kampala, Uganda
Citation
African Crop Science Journal, 2016, 24, 1, pp 35-47
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Banana is a major food and cash crop in Uganda, particularly in the central and southwestern regions. However, production is still below attainable yields and at the same time declining due to a number of reasons, with low soil fertility being paramount. Few farmers use inorganic fertilizers, with...

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Ssebulime, G.; Kagezi, H. G.; Nyombi, K.; Mpiira, S.; Kucel, P.; Byabagambi, S.; Tushemereirwe, K. W.; Kubiriba, J.; Karamura, B. E.; Stave, C.
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Rural Outreach Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 2017, 17, 4, pp 12557-12573

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