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Table 1 Characteristics of the three Agroecology indigenous agroforestry systems in the Tigray Region, Northern Ethiopia

From: Tree diversity and carbon stocks in agroforestry systems in northern Ethiopia

Characteristics Lowland Midland Highland
Altitude (m a.s.l) 1300–1500 1930 to 2500 1,800 to 3,250
Mean annual rain falls (mm) 400 to 600 397 to 903 478 to 956
Average minimum and maximum To (oC) 14.3 to 29.9 11.1 to 28.0 10.2 to 22.5
Dominant soil type Cambisols Leptosols Leptosols
Textural Class Sandy loam Sandy loam Sandy loam
Average pH ± sd 7.9 ± 0.4 7.3 ± 0.5 7.3 ± 0.4
Mean size of farms studied (ha) ± sd 1.62 ± 0.76 0.89 ± 0.78 0.76 ± 0.49
Major trees Ziziphus spina-christi, Acacia etbaica; Acacia seyal Faidherbia albida, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Faidherbia albida, Acacia saligna Eucalyptus globulus, Acacia abyssinica, Acacia saligna, Olea a fricana, Psidium guajava,
Major food and cash crops Zea mays, Sorghum bicolour, Eragrostis teff, Linum usitatissimum and Eleusine coacan Triticum aestivum, Eragrostis teff, Zea mays, Eleusine coacana Hordeum vulgare, Triticum aestivum and Zea mays