The current and potential uses of legumes in various agroforestry systems in Malaysia.
Awang, Kamis and Ahmad, Abdul Manap (1981) The current and potential uses of legumes in various agroforestry systems in Malaysia. In: Workshop on Environmentally-Sustainable Agroforestry and Fuelwood Production With Fast-Growing, Nitrogen-Fixing, Multi-purpose Legumes, 12-20 Nov. 1981, Honolulu, Hawaii.
The paper reviews the current usage of legumes in various agro-forestry sytem including agri-silvicultural, silvo-pastoral, agro-silvo-pastoral and multipurpose forest tree system in Malaysia. It highlights the roles of legumes as cover crops, agricultural cash crops, fodder and forage, shade, timber and multipurpose trees. It also explores the potential of greater use of legumes through wider and more extensive application of agroforestry concept. The implications of this are discussed from the management, biological and socio-economic points of view.
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