Farmers’ perceptions about exotic multipurpose fodder trees and constraints to their adoption

@article{Mekoya2007FarmersPA,
  title={Farmers’ perceptions about exotic multipurpose fodder trees and constraints to their adoption},
  author={Abebe Mekoya and S J Oosting and Salvador Fern{\'a}ndez-Rivera and Akke J. van der Zijpp},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  year={2007},
  volume={73},
  pages={141-153}
}
Many organizations in Ethiopia have for many years promoted exotic multipurpose fodder trees (EMPFT) for livestock feed and soil improvement. Despite the apparent benefits, the number of farmers planting these trees was low. The objectives were to elucidate farmers’ perceptions about their use value, management practices and constraints to adoption in three districts representing annual (one wheat-based and one teff-based) and perennial (coffee-based) crop-livestock systems in the Ethiopian… CONTINUE READING
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