Growth and Biomass of Tree Lucerne under Farmers Management


International Food Policy Research (IFPRI), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)


International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


This data study contains data on tree Lucerne particularly tree height, diameter, survival, and biomass yield to evaluate its growth performance in Africa RISING sites.

About the project

Project title: Integrating tree Lucerne (Chamaetysisus palmensis) in the crop-livestock farming systems of the Ethiopian highlands for multiple products and service

Project abstract

Tree Lucerne is a nitrogen fixing, fast growing and ecologically adaptable multipurpose plant species that is considered for evaluation in the Africa RISING sites. Integration of tree Lucerne in the crop-livestock farming systems is aimed at contributing to income diversification, improving crop and livestock productivity and enhancing the participation of women and children in the research process to benefit them equitably. This research is conducted in the 4 Africa RISING sites. Two research kebles are used in eah site. Tree Lucerne Farmer Research Groups (FRGs) formed in each of the Africa RISING research kebeles. The number of farmers engaged in the FRGs varies from 23-56 and representing a range of social groups.

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Project start date: 05/01/2014

Project end date : 12/30/2016


action research, africa, africa rising, agricultural research, agricultural sciences, alfalfa, biomass, chamaetysisus palmensis, children, data, diameter, diversification, east africa, environment, environment and natural resources, ethiopia, evaluation, farmers, farming, farming systems, fodder, groups, growth, height, highlands, income, integration, livestock, lucerne, management, natural resource management, niches, nitrogen, participation, productivity, products, research, resources, sciences, site, species, survival, systems, tree lucerne, tree management, and women





Ethiopia and woreda


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