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Science-based sustainable management of agroforestry and silvopastoral systems is essential for their maintenance in a changing world. Using bibliometric and network analyses, we characterized how research is addressing the ecological and socio-economic dimensions of sustainable management of cork...

Author(s)
Leal, A. I.; Correia, R. A.; Palmeirim, J. M.; Bugalho, M. N.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Agroforestry Systems, 2019, 93, 1, pp 355-368
Abstract

This thesis investigates water and nitrogen resource use patterns of trees and grasses, and examines the effects of competition between trees and grasses on resource storage in perennial grasses. Furthermore, the functionality of trees in two common human land use types in African drylands is...

Author(s)
Priyadarshini, K. V. R.
Publisher
Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
The facilitative role of trees in tree-grass interactions in savannas, 2016, pp 134 pp.
Abstract

Biomass recycling plays a key role in the functioning of agro-silvopastoral systems. InWest Africa, the variability of rainfall impacts the management of this biomass to feed men, livestock, soil and plants. This study describes a conceptual model of action, based on "if-then-else" rules, which...

Author(s)
Grillot, M.; Vayssières, J.; Guerrin, F.; Lecomte, P.
Publisher
EDP Sciences S.A., Les Ulis Cedex A, France
Citation
Cahiers Agricultures, 2018, 27, 5, pp 55004
Abstract

This document summarises the major issue discussed by participants of a moderated E-Conference hosted by FAO Livestock Production Systems Branch of Animal Production and Health Division for 01 September to 30 September, entitled "Successes and failures with animal nutrition practices and...

Author(s)
Owen, E.; Smith, T.; Makkar, H.
Publisher
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy
Citation
FAO Animal Production and Health Proceedings, 2011, No.11, pp 137-165
Abstract

Market-oriented production of gardening crops and cassava (Manihot utilissima) in the dry season is an increasingly frequent practice in Ségou, Mali. Traditionally, these crops are protected from roaming livestock with the help of dead fences. In order to provide a sustainable alternative to dead...

Author(s)
Levasseur, V.; Djimdé, M.; Olivier, A.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Agroforestry Systems, 2004, 60, 2, pp 131-136
Abstract

The three articles in this publication are based on new experiences and ideas that have resulted from the evolution of forestry programmes in Sahelian countries that seek an integrated and multidisciplinary approach involving the active participation of local people and village organizations. The...

Author(s)
Bognetteau-Verlinden, E.; Graaf, S. van der; Kessler, J. J.
Publisher
Université Agronomique de Wageningen, Département de la Foresterie, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Resource Management Papers, 1994, No. 2, Ed. 2, pp ii + 104 pp.
Abstract

The effect of tree species on the characteristics of the herbaceous stratum, during the first five years of a fallow, was evaluated in the North of Cameroon (average annual temperature 28.2 °C, total annual rainfall 1050 mm). Treatments included a natural grazed herbaceous fallow, a natural...

Author(s)
Harmand, J. M.; Donfack, P.; Njiti, C. F.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Agroforestry Systems, 2003, 59, 2, pp 131-140
Abstract

This paper analyses the uses of fodder trees along daily itineraries of cattle guarded by two herders in the village land of Kourouma in Burkina Faso. The herders, both Fulani, are representative of two distinguished situations of cattle herding. The first one guards the family herd and the second...

Author(s)
Petit, S.; Diallo, M. S.
Publisher
John Libbey Eurotext, Montrouge, France
Citation
Sécheresse, 2001, 12, 3, pp 141-147
Abstract

This work provides a synthesis of research and development activities undertaken over the last fifteen years in dry tropical natural forests, mainly, although not exclusively, in Africa. Part 1 has four introductory chapters describing the natural resources and vegetation types (dense forests, open ...

Author(s)
Bellefontaine, R.; Gaston, A.; Petrucci, Y.
Publisher
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy
Citation
Cahier FAO Conservation, 1997, No. 32, pp xi + 316 pp.
Abstract

A lot of information is available on the biology, productivity, and feeding value of more than 100 native tree and shrub species found in Sahelian and Sudanese Africa. Many are very useful as animal feed during the dry season. Herders crop some of them intensively. They also produce fuelwood....

Author(s)
Guerin, H.; Ickowicz, A.; Mallet, B.
Publisher
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Aleppo, Syria
Citation
Fodder shrub development in arid and semi-arid zones. Volume 2. Proceedings of the Workshop on Native and Exotic Fodder Shrubs in Arid and Semi-arid Zones, 27 October-2 November 1996, Hammamet, Tunisia, 2000, pp 580-589

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