This paper reviews the impact of an improved fallow fertilizer tree system on lives and landscapes in eastern Zambia. It draws on a number of analyses conducted both by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) staff and by other scientists. The authors describe the diagnosis of problems that led to the use of the fertilizer tree system as an intervention. They also highlight ICRAF’s role in promoting fertilizer trees in Zambia.
The paper then assesses the factors associated with adoption of the improved fallow system, its biological, economic and environmental impacts at the farm level, and then its wider impact on livelihoods and landscapes in Eastern Province, Zambia.