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Title: Carissa edulis: Indigenous trees and shrubs with potential for Agro-forestry in the Teso and Lango
firming systems

Date Published: 2005
Author/s: Agroforestr)' Prograiniize of the Forestiy
Resources Research Institute ('FORRI
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Journal Publisher: FORRI
Affiliation: FORRI, NARO


A study conducted in Kumi, Katakwi and Lira
districts in 2002 identified Carissa edulis as an
important fruits as well as medicinal species. It is
known that with good management, the thorny
species can be useful as a hedge harrier. The tree
produces lots of seed which facilitates
It is in view of these attributes that Carissa edulis
has been identified as one of the most important
indigenous tree species with potential for
agroforestry in the Teso and Lango farming