Agroforestry Systems

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 213–226 | Cite as

The banana (Musa spp.) — Coffee robusta: traditional agroforestry system of Uganda

  • Peter A. Oduol
  • J. R. W. Aluma


Banana (Musa spp.) — with Coffee robusta a traditional agroforestry system in Uganda is a purely mixed cropping system managed on a sustained production basis. The basic primary production is banana as a main food crop and Coffee robusta as the main cash crop. The variety of trees deliberately retained, managed and planted, animals and crops in the system are managed by the farmers to maximize production by supplying timber, fruits, fuelwood, fodder, food, medicinal and other miscellaneous uses.

Key words

Uganda agroforestry home garden traditional banana coffee mixed cropping multipurpose trees 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter A. Oduol
    • 1
  • J. R. W. Aluma
    • 2
  1. 1.International Council for Research in Agroforestry NairobiNairobiKenya
  2. 2.Forest DepartmentMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda

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