5 August 2021
by WeForest
Agroforestry demos at Butiama

Practical demonstration is the best way to train local communities in agroforestry, so an additional demonstration site is also in development near Butiama nursery. We hoped the plot could be at Butiama nursery itself, but activities are limited as it is next to a protected forest reserve - so a neighbouring farmer, Neema N., stepped in with 3 acres of land nearby! 451 tree seedlings are now planted alongside annual crops and vegetables in the demonstration site and visitors to the nursery now have the chance to see agroforestry systems in action and learn how to grow species including Grevillea robusta, Persea americana, Mangifera indica, Punica granatum, Carica papaya, Citrus limon, Acrocarpus fraxinifolius, Cedrela odorata, Gliricidia sepium, Gmelina arborea and Sesbania sesban.