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Profitability of Alley Farming with and without Fallow in Southwest Nigeria

  • M. A. Jabbar (a1), A. Larbi (a1) and L. Reynolds (a1)

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The profitabilities of three land use systems in the humid zone of southwest Nigeria are compared using a capital budgeting procedure combining on-station and on-farm experimental data. The systems are: non-alley farming with fallow; alley farming with fallow; and continuous alley farming. The results indicate that: continuous alley cropping is more profitable than non-alley or alley cropping with fallow; short fallowing in alley cropping reduces the rate of mining soil fertility and thus helps preserve future productivity; alley farming with small ruminants enhances the profitability of alley systems and increases their advantage over the non-alley system; and alley systems remain profitable even when terminal clearing costs are internalized in the current project cycle.

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Profitability of Alley Farming with and without Fallow in Southwest Nigeria

  • M. A. Jabbar (a1), A. Larbi (a1) and L. Reynolds (a1)

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