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Cost-benefit analysis of wood and food components of agri-silviculture in Nigerian forest zone

By: Akachuku, A.E.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: 1985ISSN: 1572-9680 (Revista en electrónico); 0167-4366.Subject(s): Agroforestry | Cost benefit analysis | Dioscorea rotundata | Forest resources | Gmelina arborea | Manihot esculenta | Mixed cropping | Wood | Zea mays AGROVOC In: Agroforestry Systems v. 3, no. 4, p. 307-316617576Summary: In studies to increase the production of firewood, building poles and yamsticks (poles 3X0.05 m for supporting yams) in rural Nigeria, seedlings of Gmelina arborea were interplanted with yam and maize or cassava and maize. Agricultural crops were harvested within 1 yr and the trees were harvested at 5 yr. Assuming that the state forest division supplies the tree seedlings and thatthe farmer and his family supply some of the labour, the net income from this system is greater than that from traditional shifting cultivation. If 5% of the farmers in the area practise agrisilviculture on 1 ha there will be sufficient wood after 5 yr to meet the fuel requirements of theCollection: Reprints Collection
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In studies to increase the production of firewood, building poles and yamsticks (poles 3X0.05 m for supporting yams) in rural Nigeria, seedlings of Gmelina arborea were interplanted with yam and maize or cassava and maize. Agricultural crops were harvested within 1 yr and the trees were harvested at 5 yr. Assuming that the state forest division supplies the tree seedlings and thatthe farmer and his family supply some of the labour, the net income from this system is greater than that from traditional shifting cultivation. If 5% of the farmers in the area practise agrisilviculture on 1 ha there will be sufficient wood after 5 yr to meet the fuel requirements of the

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