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Gliricidia Sepium

Gliricidia sepium commonly known as Gliricidia (Mother of cocoa or quickstick) is a fast growing nitrogen-fixing shrub, exotic to Kenya but native to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the United States of America. It is used throughout the tropics for the many environmental benefits and products it provides.

Gliricidia Sepium Applications

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Gliricidia Sepium Inter Cropping

Inter Cropping Is the growing of two or more crops simultaneously on the same piece of land with distinct row arrangement. With Gliricidia sepium or any trees it is referred to as an Agroforestry System.


Mono Cropping is the repetitive growing of a major crop / one crop on the same piece of land year after year. Gliricidia sepium can be grown as a feedlot alone in the plantations.



Gliricidia Sepium as a Fence

Gliricidia Fencing - use of Gliricidia Sepium trees to enclose an area of land. This is a natural fence.

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Gliricidia Sepium Alley Cropping

Alley Cropping is the growing of an arable crop in the alleys (passage between two rows) of leguminous shrubs.

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