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potential of agroforestry as a practical means of sustaining soil fertility

Young, Anthony.

potential of agroforestry as a practical means of sustaining soil fertility

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Published by International Council for Research in Agroforestry in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agroforestry.,
  • Soil fertility.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAnthony Young.
    SeriesICRAF working paper ;, no. 34, Working paper (International Council for Research in Agroforestry) ;, no. 34.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsS494.5.A45 Y684 1985
    The Physical Object
    Pagination28 p. :
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2371430M
    LC Control Number86980447

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The potential of agroforestry as a practical means of sustaining soil fertility. Author(s): Young, A. Author Affiliation: ICRAF, PO BoxNairobi, by:   Introduction of two systems of agroforestry to the farmers portfolio is evaluated for their changes in cropping pattern, input use, income generation, farmers attitude towards risk and nutrient availability.

Two different types of farmers are studied under both irrigated and dryland farming systems. Farm survey data collected from south Indian villages have been used with a mean-variance Cited by: Book: Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa, SSSA Special Publicat Research on parkland and alley cropping systems has shown that agroforestry systems can improve soil quality and increase biological activity/mass and crop yields.

Different legume types vary in terms of their potential contribution to soil fertility. This paper reviews the application of various types of on-farm trials and methods for collecting and analysing data needed to assess the adoption potential of agroforestry practices.

This book is a review of the potential of agroforestry for soil conservation, treated in its wider sense to include both control of erosion and maintenance of fertility. The objectives are: 1. To summarize the present state of knowledge on agroforestry in soil conservation, including both known capacity and apparent potential.

Agroforestry is the management and integration of trees, crops and/or livestock on the same plot of land and can be an integral component of productive agriculture. It may include existing native forests and forests established by landholders. It is a flexible concept, involving both. MA PhD DSc.

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Plants obtain these elements from water (H2O) in the soil and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air, so no input is required beyond being sure the plant has an adequate water supply to meet its needs.

Agroforestry is the practice of combining the management of annual crops and/or animals with trees. Agroforestry systems, largely composed of perennial crops, offer the resilience needed to address extreme climatic issues such as drought and torrential rain, along with social and economic factors.

Chapter 11 Developments in the Research of the Potential of Agroforestry for Sustaining Soil Fertility in Zimbabwe. Zingore, R. Chikowo, G. Nyamadzawo, P. Nyamugafata, and P.L. Mafongoya Chapter 12 Soil Sustainability in Agroforestry Systems: Experiences on Impacts. Agroforestry can be used to improve the productivity of staple food crops by improving soil fertility and promoting agroecosystem function.

The domestication of agroforestry trees producing marketable products then intensifies the agroforestry system and leads to marketing, trade, and business opportunities that improve farmers’ livelihood. Editor’s note. This edition marks the eleventh anniversary of The first edition was published on March 2, to a list of addresses.

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Young A () The potential of agroforestry as a practical means of sustaining soil fertility. In: Prinsley RT and Swift MJ (eds) Amelioration of Soil by Trees, pp – Commonwealth Science Council, London Google ScholarCited by: They define agroforestry as "the integration of trees, plants, and animals in conservative, long-term, productive systems." Agroforestry is seen as an approach to agriculture, not a single finished technology.

Benefits for the farmer include: food, feed, fuel, fiber, soil conservation and renewed soil fertility. inexpensive means of combating erosion and leaching, and of maintaining soil fertility (Ojo, ).

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Agricultural soil science is a branch of soil science that deals with the study of edaphic conditions as they relate to the production of food and fiber. In this context, it is also a constituent of the field of agronomy and is thus also described as soil agronomy.

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The successful practice of agroforestry involves three steps (Figure 1) aimed at promoting more sustainable rural development: The first step involves the restoration of soil fertility in degraded farmland using nitrogen-fixing trees and shrubs in improved fallows.

Over the last thirty years numerous experiments have been done in different. This is not to rule out the possibility of introducing systems which would have additional features, for example, halt soil erosion or improve soil fertility. 16 AGROFORESTRY: A DECADE OF DEVELOPMENT The problem of lack of experimental data or even of production data for the various systems is a serious gap in our knowledge.

There are 20 chapters in the book covering various topics relating agroforestry systems with soil and water conservation, livelihood security, slope protection through mechanical and vegetative measures, fertility build up, mine spoil rehabilitation, bamboos, climate change and carbon sequestration.

Total aboveground carbon (TAC) and total soil carbon stock in the agroforestry system at the Balung River Plantation, Sabah, Malaysia were investigated to scientifically support the sustaining of natural forest for mitigating global warming via reducing carbon in the atmosphere.

Agroforestry, monoculture, and natural tropical forests were investigated to calculate the carbon stock and. Agroforestry for Maintenance of Soil Health Trees in agroforestry helps in maintaining the soil health by increasing inputs viz., organic matter, nitrogen fixation, nutrient uptake, reducing losses by promoting recycling and checking soil erosion, improving soil physical properties condition primarily due to increased SOM and root activity and.

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Full text of "Permaculture: Ecological basis of agroforestry" See other formats. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, (Montgomery ), with beneficial effects on soil fertility and crop yield, so the idea is not new. The role of organic amendments in enhancing chemical, physical and biological properties of degraded soils demonstrating a high potential for soil organic carbon accumulation by land application of Cited by: Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers of manipulating soil microorganisms to reduce the need for off-farm in- puts and to stimulate plant growth.

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Acacia mangium, a fast-growing tree native to parts of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia, has been cultivated outside its native environment and introduced into humid tropical lowland regions of Asia, South America and Africa over the last few decades. It is a multipurpose tree used in agroforestry, forestry and for restoration of degraded by: 6.

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World Agroforestry Centre Annual Report. provide a source of cheap soil fertility. sustaining environmental services and market values of India (CAFNET), came to an end in By implementing systems that mimic nature’s functions, agroforestry has the potential to remain productive while supporting a range of ecosystem services.

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