The scope and potential of tree legumes in agroforestry

Gutteridge R.C. and Shelton H.M. (1993) The scope and potential of tree legumes in agroforestry. Agroforestry Systems, 23 2-3: 177-194. doi:10.1007/BF00704914

Author Gutteridge R.C.
Shelton H.M.
Title The scope and potential of tree legumes in agroforestry
Journal name Agroforestry Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0167-4366
Publication date 1993
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00704914
Volume 23
Issue 2-3
Start page 177
End page 194
Total pages 18
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject 1107 Immunology
1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
Abstract Tree legumes play a vital role in many agroforestry systems currently in use throughout the world. Because of their multipurpose nature they can be used to provide high quality fodder for livestock, nutrient rich mulch for crops, fuelwood and timber, microenvironment amelioration, ecosystem stability, and human food. Tree legumes are increasingly being used to provide fodder for livestock, as they have a number of unique characteristics which make them attractive for both smallholder and largescale livestock enterprises. Research and development efforts have concentrated on broadening the resource base by evaluating a greater range of tree legume genera, defining optimum management strategies, and developing appropriate systems which capitalize on the advantages of these species. This paper reviews the role of tree legumes in agroforestry, especially for fodder purposes, outlines the areas of current research focus, and endeavors to highlight some gaps in our knowledge which require further research effort.
Keyword livestock fodder
multipurpose trees
tree legumes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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