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Sustainability 2010, 2(8), 2523-2540; doi:10.3390/su2082523
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Alley Farming in Thailand

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Received: 4 July 2010; Accepted: 30 July 2010 / Published: 4 August 2010
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Abstract: Poverty alleviation and environmental preservation are very important issues to many governments. Alley farming is beneficial to the environment because it conserves soil and sustains yields over time. Specifically, alley farming reduces soil erosion, which is a major problem in Thailand. Alley farming was conducted on a farmer’s field at Khaokwan Thong, a village in Uthaithani Province, Northern Thailand. We did a two-by-two factorial with and without alley farming, and with and without fertilizer. From this study, we observed that the two species used, Leucaena leucocephala and Acacia auriculiformis, grow well in Thailand, and that alley farming is suitable for Thailand. Few Thai farmers have heard about alley farming. However, it is nevertheless useful to know that there is potential for alley farming in Thailand using the two species. These plants, based upon the diameter and height measurements provided, grew well.
Keywords: alley farming; poverty alleviation; environmental preservation; permanent field cultivation; sustainable agricultural technologies alley farming; poverty alleviation; environmental preservation; permanent field cultivation; sustainable agricultural technologies
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Ogunlana, E.A.; Noomhorm, A.; Silakul, T. Alley Farming in Thailand. Sustainability 2010, 2, 2523-2540.

AMA Style

Ogunlana EA, Noomhorm A, Silakul T. Alley Farming in Thailand. Sustainability. 2010; 2(8):2523-2540.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Ogunlana, Elizabeth Adebola; Noomhorm, Athapol; Silakul, Teerapol. 2010. "Alley Farming in Thailand." Sustainability 2, no. 8: 2523-2540.


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