Agroforestry Research Papers/Topics

Diversity of endophytic bacteria Isolated from Leguminous Agroforestry Trees in Western Kenya

Abstract/Overview Plants have diverse and vast niches colonized by endophytic microorganisms that promote the wellbeing of host plant. These microbes inhabit internal plant tissues with no signs of ill health. Bacterial endophytes from many plants have been isolated and characterized due to their beneficial roles however their diversity in leguminous plants still remain unexploited. Diversity of bacterial endophytes isolated from Sesbania sesban, Leucaena diversifolia and Calliandra calot...

Assessment of rain water harvesting technologies for improved food security in Kauwi sub-location, Kitui County

Abstract: Water is an essential natural resource, vital for any development to take place. However, not more than one percent of the water is freely available for human needs including agricultural production in the entire world. Arid and semi-arid lands globally are facing water scarcity challenges. Rain- fed agricultural system is the major farming method in these areas, but this has been challenged greatly by aridity and climatic uncertainty. Kitui County is an ASAL where farmers are expe...

Women participation in agroforestry technologies enhances climate change adaptation in Nguumo and Makindu locations, Makindu sub county, Makueni county, Kenya

Abstract: Agroforestry presents a promising option to sustainable agricultural productivity by providing a buffer to climate variability through permanent tree cover and varied ecological niches. Thus, agroforestry can be used as a strategy to adapt to climate change and variability challenges for smallholder farmers. Success of this strategy in adapting to climate change calls for active participation of men and women in agroforestry technologies. This study aimed to establish roles women p...

Factors influencing adoption of giant bamboo (dendrocalamus asper {Schult} Backer) for agroforestry in selected subcounties of Nyandarua county, Kenya

Abstract: Giant bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper) is a very fast growing plant in the family of Poaceae (Gramineae) with great potential in environmental conservation and poverty alleviation. It has over 1500 documented uses. However, with the reducing sizes and productivity of land in Kenya especially in high potential areas where bamboo is grown, there is a need to identify options of cultivating bamboo as an agroforestry crop. Therefore, the main objective of the study was to establish factors...

Herbaceous Species Diversity, Biomass Production and Selected Soil Physicochemical Properties Under Tree Canopies of Parkland Agroforestry System in Guduru District, Horro Guduru Wollega Zone

Abstract: Indigenous tree species have an essential value in ecosystems however, most tree planting initiatives have promoted exotic species because of less understanding on their actual potential. This study was conducted in grazing parkland agroforestry system in Guduru district, Western Ethiopia to examine the effect of three indigenous tree species; Acacia abyssinica, Croton macrostachyus, Ficus sur and their canopy cover on herbaceous diversity, biomass production and selected soil phys...

WOODY SPECIES DIVERSITY, MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND DETERMINANTS OF THEIR DIVERSITY IN HOMEGARDENS OF HADERO TUNTO DISTRICT, KEMBATA TEMBARO ZONE, SOUTH ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Homegarden agroforestry contributes significantly to the conservation of woody species while also improving human well-being. Although homegardens are known to substantially contribute to various benefits to households, there is a lack of information on the benefits of homegardens in study area. Therefore, this study was initiated to assess woody species diversity and management practices and the factors that affect woody plant species diversity in homegardens of study area. In ord...

THE ROLE OF AGROFORESTRY PRACTICES IN MINIMIZING HOUSEHOLDS VULNERABILITY TO CLIMATE VARIABILITY IN WEST BADEWACHO DISTRICT, HADIYYA ZONE

Abstract: Ethiopia’s low level of economic development with its heavy dependence on rain- fed agriculture, which is the sector most vulnerable to climate variability make the country susceptible to the adverse effects of climate change. To counter this, several measures have been suggested in attempts to reduce the vulnerability of farmers households who are the worst affected by changes in climate. One such intervention is agroforestry practices (AFP), which is probably one of the most vi...

FARMERS’ SHADE TREE SPECIES PREFERENCE AND EVALUATION OF SELECTED SOIL PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES UNDER THE TREE CANOPY IN COFFEE BASED AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS IN DEDER DISTRICT, EAST HARARGH

Abstract: The study was conducted at Deder District, in East Hararghe Zone, Eastern Ethiopia. The aim of the study was to investigate farmers’ shade tree species preference and evaluate selected soil physicochemical properties under and outside shade tree canopy. To address the objectives of this study, all necessary data were collected through key informant interview, questionnaire survey and soil sampling. A total of 15 key informants and 60 households were participated for preference ra...

WOODY SPECIES DIVERSITY AND CARBON STOCK IN HOMEGARDEN AGROFORESTRY PRACTICE IN METU DISTRICT OF ILU ABA BOR ZONE, SOUTHWESTERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Homegarden agroforestry practices encompass an assortment of woody species and provide a number of social, ecosystem services and economical benefits. Many studies have been undertaken to identify woody species and quantify the carbon stock potential of homegarden agroforestry. However, there is still little focus on the relationship between woody species diversity and carbon stocks. This study was aimed at assessing woody species diversity and carbon stock and the relationship bet...

WOODY SPECIES DIVERSITY AND CARBON STOCK OF SCATTERED TREES ON FARMLAND ALONG ELEVATION GRADIENT IN GEMECHIS DISTRICT, WEST HARARGHE ZONE, OROMIA, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Scattered trees within farmland are common land-use in Ethiopia and many parts of the tropics. These systems play an important role in climate change mitigation and adaptation, through carbon sequestration. Therefore, in the eastern part a little information compiled, generally and specifically in the study district don’t any information available concerning woody species diversity of scattered trees on farmland and its role in carbon sequestration. This study objectives, was con...

WOODY SPECIES DIVERSITY AND CARBON STOCK POTENTIAL OF PARKLAND AND COFFEE-BASED AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS, HABRO DISTRICT, EASTERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Agroforestry practice is well known in eastern Ethiopia and multifunctional working landscape and can play in conserving and enhancing biodiversity and carbon sequestration. Despite some studies related with plant species diversity, its contribution and carbon stock potential of agroforestry. But the study on woody species diversity and carbon stock potential of coffee-based and parkland agroforestry systems in a single document is not well studied. The study was carried out to ass...

Plant Species Diversity in Homegarden Agroforestry and Its Contribution to Food Security in Melka Bello District of East Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia

Abstract: Homegarden agroforestry support biodiversity and a considerable contribution for rural households’ food security. Yet, the diversity of plant species and it’s contribution to food security was insufficiently understood and documented in Melka Bello District. Therefore, the study aims to assess the diversity of plant species in homegarden agroforestry and its contribution to food security in Melka Bello District of East Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia. Sixteen kebeles were purposively s...

WOODY SPECIES DIVERSITY OF PARKLAND AGROFORESTRY AND ITS ROLE IN IMPROVING SMALLHOLDER HOUSEHOLDS’ FOOD SECURITY IN MELKA BELLO DISTRICT, EAST HARARGHE ZONE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Woody species of Parkland agroforestry are prominent features in many crop landscapes in Ethiopia. Parkland agroforestry which is a system practiced for many local populations is very important for house hold food security and widely acknowledged. Therefore, in the eastern part a little information compiled in the eastern part generally and specifically in the study district don’t any information available concerning woody species diversity of parkland agroforestry and its role i...

WOODY SPECIES DIVERSITY, MANAGEMENT, AND CARBON STOCKS OF PARKLAND AGROFORESTRY PRACTICES, IN NEGELLE ARSI, CENTRAL RIFT VALLEY, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Agroforestry consists different diversity of plants and has a unique potential of balancing the net carbon emissions as a sink and reservoir for CO2 at both above and below-ground. The objective of this study was to investigate woody species diversity, management, and the biomass carbon and soil organic carbon stocks of Parkland Agroforestry (PLA) in Nagelle Arsi, Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia. Three study kebeles (Aliwoyo, Ashoka and, Godeduro) representing lowland, midland and ...

LITTER DECOMPOSITION RATE AND NUTRIENT RELEASE PATTERN OF SELECTED INDIGENOUS AGROFORESTRY TREE SPECIES, JIMMA ZONE, SOUTH WESTERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract: The selection and use of appropriate Agroforestry tree species to maintain a sufficiently high nutrient supply to meet crop needs remains a major challenge of nutrient management under low input farming systems. Therefore, research on C. macrostachyus, F.vasta and E.abyssinica foliage litter quality as it relates to decomposition and nutrient release has become very important. A study was conducted to determine the rate of decomposition and nutrient release pattern from foliage lit...


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