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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

by Young, Anthony.

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

  • Agroforestry.,
  • Soil fertility.

  • Edition Notes

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

    Effects of soil fertility on early growth of Leucaena and Gliricidia in alley farms. Agroforestry Systems Dalland A., P.L. Vaje., R.B. Mathews and B.R. Singh, The potential of alley cropping in improvement of cultivation systems in the high rainfall areas of Zambia - III, Effects on soil chemical and physical properties. 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. This section describes novel strategies for plant protection, disease suppression, plant growth stimulation, and enhanced plant nutrition that have exciting potential for agriculture.

    Agroforestry in Peninsular Malaysia J.G. Groome and Associates Taupo, N.Z.: J.G. Groome,; 19 leaves, [1] leaf of plates: map ; 30 cm. A proposal for a study into the potential of grazing Kedah-Kelantan cattle under tree plantations. January   Can Dirt Save the Earth? that will consider in greater detail the potential of sequestering carbon in soil. But for now the biggest international effort to promote carbon farming is a French.

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Potential of agroforestry as a practical means of sustaining soil fertility by Young, Anthony. Download PDF EPUB FB2

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. Contact. About. THE POTENTIAL OF AGROFORESTRY AS A PRACTICAL MEANS OF SUSTAINING SOIL FERTILITY. To demonstrate the potential of. All plants need certain mineral elements for proper growth, development, and maintenance.

The basic structure of all organisms is built of carbon (C), oxygen (O) and hydrogen (H). 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. This th edition is being sent to over 8, addresses in countries, attesting to the growth in interest in the role of trees in agriculture, resource and habitat conservation, health of people and ecosystems, and human culture and.

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, ). As they picturesquely described it, "the plants eat and drink, as it were, not from one table, but from many tables under the same sky" (Henry, ).

These examples indicate the wide geographical coverage of the system and its early Size: 4MB. 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. 2 Current status. Full text of "Permaculture: Agroforestry systems and practices" See other formats. 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.Sustainable coffee production has been a subject of vigorous debate, research, and experimentation.

As defined by the Sustainable Agriculture Network, a coalition of independent conservation organizations, sustainability includes environmental protection, social justice, and improved livelihoods, all of which can be achieved by following better farm-management by: 1.