Agroforestry research in the Miombo ecological zone of southern Africa

summary proceedings of an international workshop, Lilongwe, Malawi, June 16-22, 1991
  • 88 Pages
  • 1.43 MB
  • English

International Centre for Research in Agroforestry , Nairobi, Kenya
Agroforestry -- Africa, Southern -- Congresses., Agroforestry -- Research -- Africa, Southern -- Congresses., Miombo -- Africa, Southern -- Congre


Africa, Sou

Other titlesMiombo ecological zone of southern Africa.
Statementedited by Jumanne A. Maghembe, Hendrik Prins and David A. Brett.
ContributionsMaghembe, J. A., Prins, Hendrik., Brett, David A., International Centre for Research in Agroforestry., Malawi. Ministry of Agriculture., Southern African Development Coordination Conference.
LC ClassificationsS494.5.A45 A43 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination88 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1076575M
ISBN 109290591056
LC Control Number93983390

The International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) initiated in the Southern Africa Regional Agroforestry Programme in partnership with the national research systems in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania to address the problems of low soil fertility and consequent low crop and livestock production, low cash income, and shortages of fuelwood and timber that are Cited by: The miombo, the most extensive tropical woodland formation of Africa with particular ecological and economic importance, is threatened by deforestation, land degradation and loss of biodiversity.

Introduction. Thirty-five years ago widespread concerns over land degradation and the lack of effective solutions in Africa led to the hope that international agroforestry research could contribute new solutions [].Despite local success stories [2 ••], many parts of Africa have continued to experience food insecurity, declines in per capita farm income, and land and soil degradation Cited by: The miombo, the most extensive tropical woodland formation of Africa with particular ecological and economic importance, is threatened by deforestation, land degradation and loss of biodiversity.

Over the past two decades, agroforestry has been studied as one of the integrated natural resource management interventions for addressing various environmental and social by: Request PDF Agroforestry research in the Miombo ecological zone of southern Africa book On Jan 1,Ajayi O.C and others published Economics and Impact of Agroforestry Technologies in Southern Africa | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate.

AGROFORESTRY STRATEGY FRAMEWORK FOR SOUTH AFRICA FINAL DRAFT FEBRUARY LIST OF TABLES Table SWOT analysis of selected AF projects in South Africa (source: Guiney, )17 LIST OF FIGURES Figure Examples of silvopastoral AF systems in South Africa - livestock grazing within an orchard (left) and in a plantation (right).File Size: KB.

agroforestry practices being promoted in southern Africa. This has led to little appreciation of the environmental benefits of agroforestry, and hence less attention being paid to accelerating its adoption in policy making process in the region.

This highlights the urgent need for. Agroforestry's Contributions to Ecosystem Enhancement in Miombo Region of Africa Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website.

Agroforestry is a land use management system in which trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland. This intentional combination of agriculture and forestry has varied benefits, including increased biodiversity and reduced erosion.

Agroforestry practices have been successful in sub-Saharan Africa and in parts of the United States. local industries. Earlier books on the dry forests and woodlands focused on the Miombo woodlands of southern Africa, but this book covers the entire area of the dry forests in sub-Saharan Africa.

The value of the book is the link it provides between the available resources of the dry forests and woodlands, and the use and management of their.

Agroforestry in sub-Saharan Africa: a farmer's perspective (English) Abstract.

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Agroforestry, broadly defined as the integration of trees and shrubs in farming systems, offers one of the most promising technological options for reversing soil degradation, restoring tree cover, and improving agricultural productivity in by: As I write this piece to share the progress of high value trees research protocol, several circumstances, mostly the first Africa RISING project inception meeting incrosses my mind.

I joined the meeting representing my organization, the World Agroforestry Center. Agroforestry research has made significant progress worldwide and in Florida during the past three decades, and a substantial body of scientific literature is now available.

By their very nature, much of these studies and their results are site-specific in scope. However, the knowledge accrued from these efforts offers a good opportunity for evaluating the results and understanding the. Sileshi G, Akinnifesi FK, Ajayi OC, Chakeredza S, Kaonga M, Matakala PW () Contributions of agroforestry to ecosystem services in the miombo ecoregion of eastern and southern Africa.

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 1 (4): 68–80 Google ScholarCited by: Eastern agro-ecological zone of Uganda were identified [16].

This therefore calls for increased efforts to promote tree planting among smallholder farmers [17]. A specialized international agroforestry research institute, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), is involved in comprehensive research and development of agroforestry inFile Size: KB.

Gender, agroforestry and food security in Africa. Research has shown that agroforestry contributes to food security by boosting field crop yields, diversifying income, Studies in Zambia showed that at current per capita maize consumption rates in southern Africa, fertilizer tree fallows can add 57– extra person-days of maize Cited by: A list of species with potential for developing agroforestry technologies in Miombo ecological zone of southern Africa southern africa Subject Category: Geographic Entities see more details is included - with summarized data on species characteristics, end uses, nursery Cited by: 3.

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Grace Koech is an assistant researcher at World Agroforestry’s Eastern and Southern Africa Region. She has extensive experience in research, projects implementation, project management, biodiversity management and value chain development.

She is also an effective communicator, able to generate targeted communication materials. His research group works on a range of projects in remote regions of South Africa and other forest ecosystem in Africa including the miombo dry forest and woodlands of southern Africa.

The research aims to understand the link between people and natural resource governance, the use of resources, and interventions that will successfully promote. Importantly, the miombo have been a major watershed in the southern Africa region.

However due to population increase and the accompanying agricultural expansion, many miombo woodlands have been converted into ar-Potential for Agroforestry Adoption in Southern Africa: A comparative study of improved fallow and green manure adoption in Malawi.

Legislation: Agroforestry. previous page. Agroforestry Strategy Framework for South Africa Download: Agroforestry Strategy Framework Approved fourth Draft - 09 Feb Submission to the Valuer General on the Draft Regulations in terms of the Property Valuations Act.

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Roger Leakey is Professor of Agroecology, and Director of the Agroforestry and Novel Crops Unit, School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University in the wet tropics of Queensland, Australia.

Between –97 he was Director of Research at ICRAF (now the World Agroforestry Centre). He has undertaken studies on vegetative propagation, genetic improvement of tropical trees. Africa - Central / Africa - Eastern / Africa-North / Africa-South / Africa-West / CRP6-Forests, Trees and Agroforestry / CRPLivelihood systems by Kate Langford 26 May, Farmers’ attitudes to tree planting in Malawi.

World Agroforestry works throughout the Global South with footprints in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our activities span over 44 countries in six regions.

Each office oversees, plans, coordinates and supports initiatives within their region, and maintains liaisons and partnerships with governments, development partners, learning institutions. Advancing Agroforestry on the Policy Agenda A guide for decision-makers Agroforestry is a dynamic, ecologically based, natural resources management system that, through the integration of trees on farms and in the agricultural landscape, diversi˜es and sustains production for increased social, economic and environmental bene˜ts for land usersFile Size: 1MB.

Agroforestry systems have been historically significant as sources of food and fuel for forest-dependent and rural communities in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Agriculturalists that rely on such systems make the most efficient use of limited land.

Agroforestry systems take a variety of forms. World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a centre of science and development excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment.

Leveraging the world’s largest repository of agroforestry science and information, we develop knowledge practices, from farmers’ fields to the global sphere, to ensure food security and.

Agroforestry in Southern Africa: Policies, Potentials and Problems Short description: Agroforestry systems (AFS) are deliberate combinations of agriculture and forestry within the same land holding. They are ^land-use systems in which woody perennials are grown in association with.

Improved Policies for Facilitating the Adoption of Agroforestry (e.g. wide areas of India). While some areas have thriving fruit growing systems (e.g. South Africa, Kenya, India), others still exhibit poor production figures and very low consumption (e.g in Southern Africa).

Tree growth and productivity is often low and variable due to lackFile Size: KB. Assessing the Adoption Potential of Agroforestry Practices in Africa Edited by S. FRANZEL International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya S.J. SCHERR Agricultural and Resource Economics Department, University of Maryland, College Park, USA CABI Publishing in association with the International Centre for Research in File Size: 1MB.

Thirty percent of Sub-Saharan Africa's cropland has at least 10% tree cover. The available evidence indicates that agroforestry drives environmental change, which can improve a diverse range of pressing health concerns such as malnutrition, spread of infectious disease, prevalence of non-communicable disease, and human migration.

This, however, does not always apply: transdisciplinary Author: Todd S. Rosenstock, Ian K. Dawson, Ermias Aynekulu, Susan Chomba, Ann Degrande, Kimberly Fornace, Ra.The main research and writing was carried out by Paul Kerkhof for the Panos Institute, London.

The study was edited by Gerald Foley and Geoffrey Barnard and was published by the Institute as a book entitled: Agroforestry in Africa: A Survey of Project Experience For further details about this book and the work of the Panos Institute, please.century and there has been research on fodder-fuel plantations since the 's.

Different Agroforestry practices in India under different agro-ecological regions arc described here with research results. It is concluded that there are areas several of research on Agroforestry)' yet to be untouched.