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Small-scale farmers in the banana-coffee agro-zone of Central Uganda plant and maintain trees to provide a range of benefits. However, the impact of trees on soil fertility and crop yields is small. On many farms, trees exist in infinite numbers, compositions, with no proper spacing, sequencing and ...

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Ssebulime, G.; Nyombi, K.; Kagezi, G. H.; Mpiira, S.; Byabagambi, S.; Tushemereirwe, W. K.; Kubiriba, J.; Karamura, E. B.; Staver, C.
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Rural Outreach Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 2018, 18, 1, pp 13154-13170
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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
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African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 2017, 17, 4, pp 12557-12573
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The study was carried out to assess the effects of planting depth on the germination and initial growth and development of Shea (Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn.) seedlings, at the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources mango plantation, University for Development Studies-Nyankpala campus. The...

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Asante, W. J.; Banidiyia, M. A.; Tom-Dery, D.
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Shamokal Publications, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Citation
International Journal of Biosciences (IJB), 2012, 2, 12, pp 146-152
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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
Citation
Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 2011, 23, 2, pp 117-124
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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.
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Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi
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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...

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Akinnifesi, F. K.; Kwesiga, F. R.
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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 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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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...

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Coote, C.; Stewart, M.; Bonongwe, C.
Publisher
Zomba, Malawi
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Forestry Research Record - Forestry Research Institute of Malawi, 1997, No. 67, pp vi + 40 pp.
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This paper discusses the product development and classification of pines and eucalypts (Bluegum) applicable to the Malawi situation.

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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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