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Assessment of Agroforestry Practices In Refugee Settlement in Eastern Sudan

Assessment of Agroforestry Practices In Refugee Settlement in Eastern Sudan

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Title: Assessment of Agroforestry Practices In Refugee Settlement in Eastern Sudan
Author: Arabi, Dalia Abdalhafeez Ahmed
Abstract: The study was conducted in the eastern of the Sudan where the refugee camps are located. The environment of the study area is seriously affected by the clearance of forests and pastures due to irrational expansion of mechanized agriculture, refugee settlement and animals overgrazing. The process of data collection used, included a review of the literature, interviews through a questionnaire examining women’s views on the impact of agroforestry practices. While, the primary data were collected at farm level using measurements, of trees, crops and assessing the interaction associations between different components of agroforestry system. The study aim to analyze the scope and potential of agroforestry practices paying particular attention to homegarden and alleycropping agroforestry systems, in terms of biophysical and socio- economic performance. During ARC intervention, many achievements were attained, such as introduction of newly exotic tree species, organization and training of community member on agroforestry techniques. The evidence presented in this study suggests that the agroforestry practices in the study area, is likely to have important socio-economic impacts at the family level, and it has a potential to arrest and reverse the problems of land degradation and erosion, and could maintain or improve the productivity of the crop and the land. The management of agroforestry practices in the study area has fulfilled the subsistence and cash needs of households, and enhanced agricultural long-term sustainability (i.e. control of erosion, improved the microclimate, and water use-efficiency). A.ampliceps is a very high yielding tree and has provided products such as fuel, fodder that fulfill the different needs of the farming community. The most complex and diverse of homegarden in the study area were found to fulfill a range of social, economic and ecological functions.
Description: 78 Pages
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/10931
Date: 2015-05-17


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