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Type Journal Article - Agroforestry systems
Title Plant species in the Kilimanjaro agroforestry system
Author(s)
Volume 2
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1985
Page numbers 177-186
URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00147032
Abstract
An inventory of plant species was conducted on farms, farm boundaries and
homesteads in the Kilimanjaro agroforestry system. The survey covered 30 farms in 6
villages in Hal District on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Over 100 plant
species spread over 40 families were identified and their uses obtained through interviews
with farmers. The species identified include 53 tree species, 29 food crop species,
21 non-woody plants of economic value and 8 weed species. The food crops, trees and
other economically useful plants are carefully chosen by the local farmers and intimately
intercropped on the same unit of land. In most cases, the plants had two or more uses of
which food, fuelwood, medicine, poles, timber and fodder were the most important.

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