Bekele-Tesemma, Useful trees and shrubs for Ethiopia, 2007

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Bekele-Tesemma, Useful trees and shrubs for Ethiopia, 2007
Bekele-Tesemma, Useful trees and shrubs for Ethiopia, 2007
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Useful trees and shrubs of Ethiopia:
Identification, Propagation and
Management for 17 Agroclimatic Zones

Azene Bekele-Tesemma

Edited by
Bo Tengnäs, Ensermu Kelbesa, Sebsibe Demissew and Patrick Maundu

RELMA in ICRAF Project
World Agroforestry Centre, East Africa Region, Nairobi Kenya, 2007


THE WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE, also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), contributes to alleviating poverty, improving food security and conserving the environment through the use of trees, tree products and agroforesty. The Centre pursues these goals through research, education and development activities.

Publisher: RELMA in ICRAF Project,
World Agroforestry Centre – Eastern Africa Region Programme, P. O. Box 30677-00100, Nairobi Kenya.

Publication coordination and copy editing: George N. Obanyi

Principal illustrators: Nicholas Muema, Ann Birnie and Damtew Tefera

Layout and cover design: Benson Maina Mwangi

Photos: All photos by Azene Bekele-Tesemma except where indicated

Cataloguing in publication data

Bekele-Tesemma, A., 2007. Useful trees of Ethiopia: identification, propagation and management in 17 agroecological zones. Nairobi: RELMA in ICRAF Project, 552 p.

ISBN 92 9059 212 5

The contents of this handbook may be reproduced without special permission. However, acknowledgement of the source is requested. The photographers and artists concerned must be contacted for reproduction of illustrations. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of World Agroforestry Centre.

This publication was funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) as part of the RELMA in ICRAF Project.

Printed by English Press



Foreword iv
Acknowledgements v
PART I. Introduction
Introduction 2
PART II. Species by vernacular names and agroclimatic zones
Vernacular names of species 16
Species by agroclimatic zones 38
Illustrated glossary of botanical terms 48
PART III. Species details
Species details 53
PART IV. Summary of uses, families and species
Families and species 541
Bibliography 546
Species index 548

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