This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R5398: Farmer centred agroforestry research
and development in eastern China: methods for optimising tree spatial
arrangement and fodder value.
Poor urban and rural people with no land can still benefit from the
income-earning opportunities brought by growing fodder—by using trees
rather than more traditional sources. Research conducted in China proved
that this was possible if they partnered with land owners in order to
grow useful fodder trees on otherwise unused pieces of land (like that
at the edge of roads, paths and fields). The project also identified the
best fodder-tree options, and simple techniques to allay partners'
fears that the trees might shade their crops. The project's findings
have now been successfully applied in a range of countries, including
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Indonesia and Pakistan.
Attached PDF (4 pp.) taken from the CD. Only a Description is available.
FRP21, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 65.