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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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Triplochiton scleroxylon is an important indigenous tropical hardwood species in West Africa. Due to its erratic flowering cycles, seeds are not readily available on a year to year basis, posing considerable difficulty in plantation establishment. To ensure abundance and continuous supply of...

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Djagbletey, G. D.; Ofori, D. A.; Cobbinah, J. R.
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 2011, 23, 2, pp 152-158
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Grevillea robusta is a widely grown agroforestry tree and is regarded as a pioneering coloniser of disturbed sites. Our current understanding on changes of species due to disturbance, abiotic conditions and biotic interactions is very minimal. We investigated a leaf-spotting disease and abnormal...

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Kimatu, J. N.
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 2011, 23, 2, pp 117-124
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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.
Publisher
RUFORUM, Kampala, Uganda
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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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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
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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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This study reviewed the current state of Cameroon's bamboo sector and the potential for development, taking a market-led perspective. The methodology involved first conducting a literature review and gathering general information on the country (geographical, topographical, climate, demography,...

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Ingram, V.; Tieguhong, J. C.; Nkamgnia, E. M.; Eyebe, J. P.; Ngawe, M.
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Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jakarta, Indonesia
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CIFOR Working Paper, 2010, No.50, pp x + 110 pp.
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Kwale forest reserve with gazetted area of 3 km2 in the present Delta state, south eastern Nigeria, is surrounded by numbers of adjoining communities such as Okpai, Umu-uzor, Ugbome, Nkwor, Amama and Asa. The fringe ecosystem is endowed with important conservation-status species like primate: ...

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Lameed, G. A.
Publisher
Rural Outreach Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 2009, 9, 9, pp 1878-1900
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Effects of site and slash management treatments on soil chemical properties, soil water contents, foliar nutrient levels and stand productivity were studied for a full rotation in a stand of Eucalyptus grandis in South Africa. Site management treatments included slash removal, slash retention,...

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Toit, B. du; Dovey, S. B.; Smith, C. W.
Publisher
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jakarta, Indonesia
Citation
Site management and productivity in tropical plantation forests: Proceedings of workshops in Piracicaba (Brazil), 22-26 November 2004 and Bogor (Indonesia), 6-9 November 2006, 2008, pp 63-77
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Weibull distribution-based models were developed and applied in the characterization of trees for sustainable production of Gmelina arborea in Ukpon River Forest Reserve, Cross River State, Nigeria. Forty-two sample plots of size 20 m × 20 m were randomly laid in the 19-33-year G. arborea age...

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Ajayi, S.; Osho, S. A.; Anyaorah, C. N.
Publisher
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Abia State, Nigeria
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment, 2007, 9, 2, pp 164-175
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The study used a policy analysis matrix (PAM) to analyse how agroforestry-based technologies compete among themselves with regard to maize production on smallholder farms in Ntcheu Rural Development Project (RDP). The technologies studied were Tephrosia vogelii and Vetiver grass (TV); Tephrosia...

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Longwe, A. L.; Mangisoni, J. H.
Publisher
Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi
Citation
Bunda Journal of Agriculture, Environmental Science and Technology, 2004, 2, 1, pp 23-30

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