Agroforestry practices in high potential areas of Kenya

TitleAgroforestry practices in high potential areas of Kenya
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1981
AuthorsWanyeki, FHM
Secondary TitleProceedings from Kenya National Seminar on Agroforestry, Nairobi, Kenya, 12-22 November 1980
Date PublishedOctober 1981
PublisherInternational Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Conference LocationNairobi, Kenya
KeywordsAfrica; agroforestry; eucalyptus; Kenya; wattle

This document looks at the Shamba system of reafforestation and afforestation in Kenya. This system employs the traditional African method of farming known as shifting cultivation, which combines both forest and agricultural land use. This document provides a description and an historical summary of the Shamba system. It includes sections on: silvicultural applications; the economic importance of the Shamba system; and, social, political and administrative considerations in agroforestry projects.

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