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Title: Establishing compatible tree species in annual cropping lands in sub humid/semi-arid areas

Date Published: 2013
Author/s: ICRAF
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Copyright/patents/trade marks: ICRAF
Journal Publisher: ICRAF
Affiliation: National Forestry Resources Research Institute - NaFORRI


Trees form an integral part of the small scale farm systems. Trees contribute to higher productivity of both crops and animals. They contribute to soil fertility needed by crops through recycling nutrients from the deep soil layers to the top soil layers through dropping of leaves.
Tree species from the legume families are also able to fix atmospheric nitrogen and make it available for use by crops