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Title: Determination, Propagation and Evaluation of important Trees/Shrubs with potential for Agroforestry in Teso and Lango Farming Systems

Date Published: SEPTEMBER 2004
Author/s: Dr. John Okorlo
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Affiliation: Forestry Resources Research Institute (FORRI), Kawanda Agricultural Research institute (KARl)


The Teso farming system covers the districts of Katakwii, Kaberemaido, Kumi, Soroti and Pallisa.
This farming system has an area of 14,000 km2 and a population of about one million people
(Rwabogo 1998). The population is over 90% rural and depends almost entirely on agriculture. It is
an agro-past oral system, which is still based on the production of annual crops and livestock in a
mixed farming system at subsistence level. The Lango farming system covers an area of 13,741
km2 and has also a population of about one million people (Rwabogo 1998). It covers the districts
of Lira and Apac and is characterized by cultivation of annual crops such as millet, groundnuts,
maize etc.