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dc.contributor.authorGarrity, Dennis P.
dc.contributor.authorAkinnifesi, F.K.
dc.contributor.authorAjayi, O.C.
dc.contributor.authorWeldesemayat, S.G.
dc.contributor.authorMowo, J.G.
dc.contributor.authorKalinganire, A.
dc.contributor.authorLarwanou, M.
dc.contributor.authorBayala, J.
dc.coverage.spatialZambia
dc.coverage.spatialMalawi
dc.coverage.spatialNiger
dc.coverage.spatialBurkina Faso
dc.coverage.spatialAfrica
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:08:05Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:08:05Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier4748
dc.identifier.citationFood Security 2(3): 197-214
dc.identifier.issn1876-4517
dc.identifier.issn1876-4525
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/68984
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dc.description.abstractBecause of the growing population and negative effects of climate change, smallholder farmers in Africa are developing new techniques that can improve crop productivity. This article describes four national case studies where farmers have started applying the principles of evergreen agriculture, which is defined as the intercropping of particular tree species into annual food crop systems. Integrating trees helps improve soil nutrient supply and soil structure, increase farmer incomes from food, fodder, fuel, and fiber production, improve water infiltration, and increase biodiversity above and below ground. Because of these natural benefits, evergreen agriculture proves to be an effective approach for addressing the issue of food security in Africa.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.rightsCopyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. & International Society for Plant Pathology 2010
dc.subjectConservation agriculture
dc.subjectSoil degradation
dc.subjectSoil quality
dc.subjectFood security
dc.subjectAgroforestry
dc.subjectLocal knowledge
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectBurkina Faso
dc.subjectAdaptation
dc.subjectMitigation
dc.subjectFaidherbia albida
dc.subjectFertilizer tree
dc.subjectMalawi
dc.subjectNiger
dc.subjectZambia
dc.subjectSoil carbon
dc.subjectEvergreen agriculture
dc.subjectSpectroscopic methods
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale Governance
dc.titleEvergreen agriculture: A robust approach to sustainable food security in Africa
dc.typeAbstract
dc.description.notesAvailable in SANREM office, FS
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-010-0070-7
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