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Tropical homegardens : a time-tested example of sustainable agroforestry

Author: B M Kumar; P K R Nair
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2006.
Series: Advances in agroforestry, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Homegardens' are integrated tree-crop-animal production systems, often established on small parcels of land surrounding homesteads, and primarily found in tropical environments.

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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B M Kumar; P K R Nair
ISBN: 9781402049477 1402049471 140204948X 9781402049484
OCLC Number: 803320561
Description: x, 377 p. : il., taules, gràf. ; 25 cm
Contents: List of Contributors. Chapter Reviewers. Preface.-Introduction; P.K.R. Nair, B.M. Kumar.- Section 1: Historical and Regional Perspectives. Diversity and change in homegarden cultivation in Indonesia; K.F. Wiersum. Urban and homegarden agroforestry in the Pacific islands: Current status and future prospects; R.R. Thaman et al. Amazonian homegardens: Their ethnohistory and potential contribution to agroforestry development; R.P. Miller et al. Homegardens of Mesoamerica: Biodiversity, food security, and nutrient management; F. Montagnini.- Section 2: Structure, Function, and Dynamics of Homegardens. Homegarden dynamics in Kerala, India; A. Peyre et al. Structure and dynamics of coconut-based agroforestry systems in Melanesia: A case study from the Vanuatu archipelago; N. Lamanda et al. Diversity and dynamics in homegardens of southern Ethiopia; Tesfaye Abebe et al. Homegarden plant diversity in relation to remoteness from urban centers: A case study from the Peruvian Amazon region; A. Wezel, J. Ohl. Gender and social dynamics in swidden and homegardens in Latin America; P.L. Howard.- Section 3: Some New Thrust Areas. Carbon sequestration potential of tropical homegardens; B.M. Kumar. Medicinal plants in tropical homegardens; M.R. Rao, B.R. Rajeswara Rao. Commercialization of homegardens in an Indonesian village: Vegetation composition and functional changes; O.S. Abdoellah et al. Transpiration characteristics of some homegarden tree species in Central Sri Lanka; W.A.J.M. de Costa et al. Ecology versus economics in tropical multistrata agroforests; E. Torquebiau, E. Penot. Financial analysis of homegardens: a case study from Kerala state, India; S. Mohan et al.- Section 4: Future of Homegardens. The role of homegardens in agroforestry development: Lessons from Tome-Acu, a Japanese-Brazilian settlement in the Amazon; M. Yamada, H.M.L. Osaqui. Urban homegardens and allotment gardens for sustainable livelihoods: Management strategies and institutional environments; A.W. Drescher et al. Are tropical homegardens sustainable? Some evidence from Central Sulawesi, Indonesia; K. Kehlenbeck, B.L. Maass. Whither Homegardens?; P.K.R. Nair.- Subject Index
Series Title: Advances in agroforestry, 3.
Responsibility: edited by B.M. Kumar and P.K.R. Nair.

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