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Title: Determination of Indigenous Trees and Shrubs with potential for Agroforestry in Lango Farming System: Report for Lira District

Date Published: September2003
Author/s: Okorlo J, Sekatuba J, Abigaba G and Opolot V
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Affiliation: Forestry Resources Research Institute (FORRI) of the National Agricultural Research
Organization (NARO), in collaboration with Client Oriented Agricultural Research
and Development (COARD) programme of DFID.


Traditional agroforestry practices have existed for a long time in Uganda although these practices
have been rarely documented. In Northern Uganda it is common practice to intercrop Ca/anus ca/an
with millet and simsim, while in Soroti and Kumi districts, Tamarindus indica, Mangifera md/ca and
V/tel/aria paradoxa are commonly retained or planted on farmlands (Djimbe and Hoekstra (eds),
Apart from the systematic placement of trees relative to crops and pastures on farms, rural people
are often concerned about the fit of the whole agroforestry practice and trees in general into the
larger landscape (Rochelleau, 1988