The long-term effects of a gliricidia–maize intercropping system in Southern Malawi, on gliricidia and maize yields, and soil properties

Content Type: 
Curated Content
Author or Institution as Author: 
Wilkson Makumba
Co-authors: 

Bert Janssen, Oene Oenema Festus K. Akinnifesi, Davies Mweta, Freddie Kwesiga

Date of publication: 
May, 2006
Edition or Version: 
116.00
Institution: 
World Agroforestry Centre
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Description/Abstract: 

A gliricidia–maize  simultaneous intercropping agroforestry system has shown to be a suitable option for soil fertility improvement and yield increase in highly populated areas of sub Saharan Africa where landholding sizes are very small and inorganic fertilizer use is very low.

Keywords: 
Gliricidia; Maize; Inorganic fertilizer; Intercropping; Agroforestry; Smallholder farmer
Contact name (for further information): 
W. Makumba
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+2651707325
Citation: 

Makumba, W. Janssen, B. Oenema, O. Akinnifesi, F. Mweta, D. Kwesiga, F. 2006. The long-term effects of a gliricidia–maize intercropping system in Southern Malawi, on gliricidia and maize yields, and soil properties. Agricultural Ecosystems and Environment 116. p 85-92.

Country/Region: 
Malawi

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