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Encroachment of woody plants and its impact on pastoral livestock production in the Borana lowlands, southern Oromia, Ethiopia
Encroachment of woody plants has been among the major threats to the livelihoods of Borana pastoralists and their ecosystem. An approach that integrated vegetation survey and pastoralists’ perception
Crop diversity and classification of homegardens in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Homegardens are considered a sustainable production system in the tropics, which contributes to biodiversity conservation. The aim of this study was the description of crop diversity, structure and
Plant biodiversity and ethnobotany of Borana pastoralists in Southern Oromia, Ethiopia
Indigenous knowledge of pastoralists on use and management of their plant resources is a valuable source of information for conservation and sustainable utilization of the plant biodiversity and, hence, conservation based on indigenous knowledge is recommended.
Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet – diversity, potential use and determination of a core collection of this multi-purpose tropical legume
The vast range in plant types supported the view that lablab has the capacity to be a multi-purpose legume for both commercial and smallholder agriculture and provided a sound basis for future plant breeding and agronomic studies with this important tropical legume.
Lablab purpureus—A Crop Lost for Africa?
Lablab is one of the most diverse domesticated legume species and has multiple uses and is better adapted to drought than common beans or cowpea, both of which have been preferred to lablab in African agricultural production systems.
Rangeland condition and trend in the semi-arid Borana lowlands, southern Oromia, Ethiopia
Rangeland condition assessment was conducted in the Borana lowlands, southern Ethiopia to determine the current status and future trend of the grazing land with emphasis on comparing different
Relationships among different geographical groups, agro-morphology, fatty acid composition and RAPD marker diversity in Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)
Wide diversity in safflower germplasm indicates a considerable potential for improving this crop for both agronomic and quality traits and neither principal component analysis (PCA) nor marker analysis revealed a clear relationship between diversity pattern and geographical origin.
Determining Sources of Diversity in Cultivated and Wild Lablab purpureus Related to Provenance of Germplasm by using Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism
The molecular analysis identified forms that were collected in the wild in India but were genetically placed intermediate between wild and cultivated forms and support the suggested pathway of domestication and distribution of L. purpureus from Africa to Asia.
Plant diversity in homegardens in a socio-economic and agro-ecological context
An overview of the existing knowledge and gaps regarding the factors determining plant species diversity and composition in homegardens are identified and plant diversity was mainly influenced by elevation as well as commercialisation, urbanisation, and fragmentation.