TREE PLANTING AND FODDER PRODUCTION FOR SMALL RUMINANTS IN TROPICAL FOREST.
March 19, 2023 at 3:17 pm Replymuliivalamei farmsPrivate messageGreenhorn
We are looking for a type of fast growing acacia of dual value for tree planting and fodder production for small ruminants.
We are in Sierra Leone, in tropical rain forest regions.
Our farm lands have been devastated by diamond mining. Most of the top soil has been removed as deep down as two to three metres, and the situation made worse by severe erosion.
Revd. Musa J Jambawai,
Kpetema, Sierra Leone.March 20, 2023 at 4:14 am ReplymandyssPrivate messageGreenhorn
So sorry to hear of the devastation! I’m not from Africa but here in Europe (I think they have it in America, too) we have Robinia pseudoacacia, it’s a relative of Acacia that also has excellent properties in terms of wood. It’s good for coppicing which is cutting branches back often, I think that’s what you need for fodder but be very careful because some varieties have thorns so check on that first.
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