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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...

Author(s)
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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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
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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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This is the 1st manual (out of a series of 9) developed by the CIFOR project 'Testing Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management', and based on research by CIFOR interdisciplinary teams around the world. It describes preparation for a criteria & indicators test, test procedures,...

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Prabhu, R.; Colfer, C. J. P.; Dudley, R. G.
Publisher
La Librairie du Cirad, Montpellier, France
Citation
Manuels de criter′es et indicateurs pour la gestion durable des forêts , 2000, 1, pp 158 pp.
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This issue highlights some of the recent developments and strategies that Forestry Research Institute of Malawi is following to address some of the environmental issues with direct relevance to forestry. Particular emphasis is for research work conducted in the miombo ecosystems. These include...

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Masamba, C.; Chirwa, P. W.
Publisher
Forestry Research Institute of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
Citation
FRIM Newsletter (Forestry Research Institute of Malawi), 1997, No.80, pp unpaginated
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Moringa oleifera is native to India but has been introduced to many subtropical countries where numerous uses are recorded of all parts of the tree, including food, medicines, oil and fodder. This tree was introduced to Malawi by settlers from India and is still closely associated with the...

Author(s)
Coote, C.; Stewart, M.; Bonongwe, C.
Publisher
Zomba, Malawi
Citation
Forestry Research Record - Forestry Research Institute of Malawi, 1997, No. 67, pp vi + 40 pp.
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A novel systematic competition experiment was designed and tested for the investigation of spatial and threshold aspects of interspecific competition resulting from in situ weed communities in commercial Eucalyptus plantations. The design was applied at three diverse sites in Zululand (South...

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Little, K. M.; Schumann, A. W.
Publisher
Weed Science Society of Victoria Inc., Victoria, Australia
Citation
Proceedings of the 11th Australian Weeds Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 30 September - 3 October 1996, 1996, pp 440-443
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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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This paper discusses the product development and classification of pines and eucalypts (Bluegum) applicable to the Malawi situation.

Author(s)
Gorehan, E. J.
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 162-165

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