Quesungual & Kuxur Rum: Ancestral agroforestry systems in the Dry Corridor of Central America

URL: http://www.fao.org/3/I8967EN/i8967en.pdf

The Central American agroforestry systems Quesungual (QS) and Kuxur Rum (KR) integrate basic grain crop production – mainly maize, common bean and sorghum – with multi-purpose trees. A permanent soil cover with biomass enhances erosion protection, soil fertility and soil moisture retention, especially on susceptible hillsides. In contrast to slash-and-burn cultivation, no burning is applied to clear plots for crop cultivation.

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Organization Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Type of resource Country experiences
Year of Release 2018

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