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A degraded area in Forest Research and Education (FRE) Wanagama 1 was successfully rehabilitated with Gliricidia sepium, a fast growing pioneer species capable of producing a great amount of organic matter, and which facilitates the development of a shallow clay soil. Since rehabilitation, this...

Author(s)
Nurjanto, H. H.; Supriyo, H.; Widyastuti, S. M.; Kabirun, S.; Johand, E.; Matsue, N.
Publisher
Malaysian Society of Soil Science, Selangor, Malaysia
Citation
Malaysian Journal of Soil Science, 2016, 20, pp 1-18
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Hedgerow intercropping or alley cropping is an agro forestry practice where perennial, preferably leguminous trees or shrubs are grown simultaneously with arable crops. Both crops and trees are continually changing due to environmental conditions and management techniques that affect both the trees ...

Author(s)
Akume, N. D.; Suh, C.; Manga, M. A.; Francis, N. A. S.; Yaya, F. V.; Lendzemo, V.
Publisher
International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research, Bhopal, India
Citation
International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research, 2015, 3, 6, pp 1750-1756
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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....

Author(s)
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 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...

Author(s)
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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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
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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