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Abstract                 Volume:9  Issue-2  Year-2021          Original Research Articles


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Influence of Park Land Agroforestry Trees on Soil Properties, Crop Yield and Microclimate Parameters: A Review Paper
Sissay Dessalgn*, Addisu Wolde and Alene Goshu
Department of Natural Resource Management, Debre Markose University, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Parkland agroforestry practice is part of agroforestry system where scattered multipurpose trees characterized by the range of woody or often indigenous species occur on farmlands as a results of farmer selection and protection. This practice comprises largest part of agricultural landscapes within the semi-arid and sub-humid zones of Ethiopia. Millettia ferruginea, Cordia africana, Ficus vasta, Ficus sur, Croton macrostachyus and Faidherbia albida are dominant multipurpose tree species scattered on farmland in association with crops and grazing lands in Ethiopia. The foremost objective of this paper is to review and summarized the existing studies regarding to the influence of parkland agroforestry practice on soil properties, crop production and microclimate amelioration of the area. Those multipurpose scattered trees has a potential to generate products from the ecosystem like food, manure, timber, shelter, fodder, fuel-wood required to satisfy the essential needs of the society. In addition, trees of park land agroforestry practice which gives more emphasis to sustainability of the systems through ecosystem services like; climate amelioration, reduction of loss of soil moisture, organic process and soil fertility improvement, reducing wind and wearing away, provision of shelter and shade, soil stabilization and conservation, biodiversity improvement, increment of aesthetic value, pest control etc. Therefore, this review tries to address the existing information and document it to give an emphasis on using parkland agroforestry system as a land use system for the sake of production enhancement and improvement of other ecosystem services.

Keywords: parkland, soil fertility, microclimate, crop yield, under canopy, open field.
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Sissay Dessalgn, Addisu Wolde and Alene Goshu. 2021. Influence of Park Land Agroforestry Trees on Soil Properties, Crop Yield and Microclimate Parameters: A Review Paper.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(2): 39-48
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.902.004