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Agri-Silviculture in Uganda: A Case for Kachung Forest

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Chaudhry, Mohammed Azfal; Silim, Salim
Journal: Unasylva
Volume: 32
Page(s): 21-25
Date: 1980
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8431
Sector: Forestry
Region: Africa
Subject(s): agroforestry
land tenure and use
socio-economic systems
agriculture
Abstract: "Agri-silviculture is a production technique which combines the growing of agricultural crops with simultaneously raised and protected forest crops. This practice, called agri-forestry, has been in existence in various primitive forms since man learned to clear forests and cultivate land, and has different names in different parts of the world. In western and central Africa, the age-old habit of swidden agriculture, or 'shifting cultivation,' involving continued destruction of forest areas by cutting and burning and then raising the agricultural crops on the ashes of the destroyed forest, seems to be the beginning, however crude, of this practice."

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