TThe Tree Research Nursery

  • The tree research nursery undertakes research on agroforestry trees propagation and multiplication technologies, thereby developing protocols.
  • The protocols are then documented into pamphlets and manuals and disseminated to users.
  • The nursery is also a demonstration site where partners (such as tree nursery managers, farmers, extension staff, foresters) are trained on vegetative propagation skills to produce quality tree planting material, nursery management and networking.
  • In addition, the nursery multiplies vegetatively propagated genebank collection for distribution.

Optimal propagation protocols are lacking for most of the indigenous agroforestry tree species. Such a challenge can limit the use of the ICRAF genebank collection. The tree research nursery endeavors to address these challenges. 

World agroforestry research tree nursery

Budding illustration

Grafting illustration

Air layering/marcotting illustration