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Agro-Forestry in the African Humid Tropics

United Nations University.

Agro-Forestry in the African Humid Tropics

Proceedings of A Workshop Held in Ibadan, Nigeria, 27 April-1 May 1981.

by United Nations University.

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Written in English


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ContributionsMacdonald, L.
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Open LibraryOL21765745M

Six; Ted R. Based on studies in central Australia, it discusses ecological characteristics of urban zones in relation to urbanization; migration, attitudes, and lifestyles of settlers; and provision of community services. Subscription will auto renew annually. Thus, inadequate food production was seen to result from shorter fallows, inadequate use of improved technical packages, lack of incentives due to artificially depressed food prices, and so on. The key lesson from agroforestry is that tree cover needs to be understood and managed as part of a landscape, harmonising agricultural and forestry policies. These consisted of staggered, double rows of trees, primarily Azidirachta indica and Acacia scorpioides, planted across the valley at metre intervals.

In particular, the landscape features: Mature humid dense forest to the south east of the country where forest-dwelling men and women profit from hunting and the consumption and sale of a wealth of non-timber forest products. In Ethiopia, farmers from 9 woredas districts involved in the Trees of Food Security project, which is co-funded by ACIAR and implemented by ICRAF and partners, told researchers that firewood and charcoal was the most important use of trees on their farms. The tree's roots would fix nitrogen, and its fallen leaves would add organic matter to the soil. They can lead to more closed nutrient cycling than agriculture and hence to more efficient use of nutrients. International Labour Organization.

Having trees on farms has huge benefits for farmers. Agro-forestry in the African Humid Tropics. Distinction is made between macro- and micro-landforms and other surface features, and the national territory is classified according to suitability, limitations, and potential for development for primary use, as adapted for the 1: 1, map of China's land resources. Retrieved 13 September


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Agro-Forestry in the African Humid Tropics book

This publication will serve as a valuable guide not only to technical specialists but to a much broader range of people who are concerned with self-sustaining development, particularly in arid and semi-arid lands. Peri-urban areas where both primary and secondary forest fragments still exist, but where the land-use has been dominated by mixed smallholder agroforestry and intensified agricultural systems.

Temperate agroforestry systems are already widespread in many parts of the world and are central to production in some regions. The contrast between India and Kenya is quite striking. Davies Case studies of four pressing problems of dryland resource management: aura Sorghum vulgaro production and its parasite buda Striga hermonthicathe impact of improved rural water supplies on the environment, the use of wood resources in the Nuba Mountains, and planners' end participants' differing perceptions of development.

Agro-forestry; adding trees to farming systems? This job will be made simpler if buffer strips are included in the form of dense vegetation planted along the risers and edges of each terrace.

There is an added dimension to the problem in areas like the Sahel, where livestock occupies a central place in the farming system. The descriptions of the leguminous plants of northern Chile are exhaustive and include their many uses. Shade in summer can be beneficial for livestock, reducing stress.

But because agriculture and forestry were treated separately in policies, there were challenges in how trees on farms should be managed. But woodfuels, and particularly charcoal, are also clouded by controversy and obscure regulation.

It could mean more income, a more buffered climate, shelter from winds and rain and, because of tree roots and leaf litter, soil is protected and nurtured. Disintegrating leaves and twigs would restore the crumbly soil texture necessary for proper infiltration of rainwater.

They are readily accepted by livestock and presumably because of their deep-root systems, they continue to produce well into the dry season. The integration of trees, crops and livestock - often in a temporal sequence as well as in a spatial pattern. Scattering trees across the farm will not by itself meet all domestic needs for tree products or ensure sustainable agriculture.

A project — between government, the World Agroforestry Centre, International Union for Conservation of Nature and local partners — successfully restoredhectares of land. This interdependence will long prevail. Retrieved 6 May Nonetheless, this kind of action falls directly within the scope of agro-forestry as defined here.

Ayos vegetation is characterized by galerian forests surrounded by swamp forests of raffia, and has a surface area is km2 with an estimated population of inhabitants. This is most likely to be true if the trees are scattered around a farm rather than packed into a woodlot, where yields per tree are lower.Zac Tchoundjeu is the Regional Coordinator of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), African Humid tropics, based in Yaoundé Cameroon.

He was the Director of ODA Project in. Get this from a library! Multifunctional agriculture: achieiving sustainable development in Africa. [Roger R B Leakey] -- In a world increasingly challenged by the need to integrate and understand highly specialized knowledge in a multidisciplinary way, this book is innovative and perhaps unique in addressing this.

"The Workshop on Agro-forestry in the African Humid Tropics was co-sponsored by the United Nations University and the International Development Research Centre, with the collaboration of the International Council for Research on Agro-forestry, the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, the University of Ibadan and the Federal.

Agroforestry is the growing of both trees and agricultural / horticultural crops on the same piece of land.

Central Africa Humid Tropics Transect Sentinel landscape

They are designed to provide tree and other crop products and at the same time protect, conserve, diversify and sustain vital economic, environmental, human and natural resources. Banana Systems in the Humid Highlands of Sub-Saharan Africa: Enhancing Resilience and Productivity addresses issues related to agricultural intensification in the (sub)humid highland areas of Africa, based on research carried out in the Great Lakes Region by the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA).

This book is a valuable resource for researchers. A comprehensive view of agro-forestry possibilities and practices in the African humid tropics. The report brings together information from fourteen countries in Africa, both French- and English-speaking.

While it concentrates on the African humid tropics, many of the themes are .