The bioecological basis for the symbiotic relationship between grazing animals and Samanea is analysed. The contributory factors enhancing such relationships are examined, with the aim of evolving a successful reforestation model that builds on the natural process of regeneration on degraded grasslands. The study site was in the Province of Cagayan, Luzon Philippines. The methodology consisted of a series of bioecological experiments, plus a socioeconomic survey. The bioecological experiments addressed seed germination, seed digestibility and forage preference by grazing animals. A socioeconomic component is included to determine the income gains to the farmer from Samanea.
Topic: natural regeneration,degraded land,degraded forests,seed germination,farmers,income,grazing,animals,pastures,Samanea saman
Series: Imperata Project Paper no. 1998/2
Publisher: Australian National University. Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Canberra, Australia
Publication Year: 1998