The potential of Faidherbia albida trees for improving soil quality and yield level of maize under dry land agriculture in Zambia

agriculture systems
plant production
crop protection
University of Zambia (Zambia)
Research fields
Agriculture and Food Sciences


The objective of this research is to quantify effect and calculate the potential of F.albida trees on the yield level of maize under dryland agriculture. The research hypotheses are: F.albida consistently increases maize yields under dry land agriculture, F.albida improves chemical and biological soil quality and is efficient pumping up of nutrients that have leached to deeper soil layers.

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