Volume 5, Issue 1, June 2019, Pages: 1-7
Received: Sep. 6, 2018;
Accepted: Oct. 6, 2018;
Published: Apr. 2, 2019
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Godwill Tobouah Nyanchi, Department of Geography, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Soil fertility is the major determinant of output in Oku today. The objective of this study is based on the techniques used by rural farmers to maximize output on an advanced deteriorating soil. This phenomenon has not only impinged on output but limits the quality of food available to this agricultural dependent people. Over the years, soil constituents became exhausted as a result of continuous cultivation. The planting of Leucaena and Tephrosia tree species in farms played a challenging role in ameliorating output. The methodology adopted by this study centered on the administration of questionnaires, observation, interviews and field visits. A total of 38 Leucaena and Tephrosia trees were counted on four nearby farms. In these farms selected maize seeds were planted at regular ring distance around the trees. The results obtained revealed that, quality maize was harvested at closer perimeter to the soil fertilizer trees. This strategy maximized sustainable soil management and promoted agro forestry activities in Oku. The study concluded that soil fertility is improved upon by planting soil fertilizer trees in farms. At least one of these tree species is identified in farms in Oku.
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