Kumar, B. M.

Tropical Homegardens

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Table of contents

Section 1. Historical and Regional Perspectives

1. Introduction
B. M. Kumar, P. K. R. Nair

2. Diversity and change in homegarden cultivation in Indonesia
K. F. Wiersum

3. Urban and homegarden agroforestry in the Pacific islands: Current status and future prospects
R. R. Thaman, C. R. Elevitch, J. Kennedy

4. Amazonian homegardens: Their ethnohistory and potential contribution to agroforestry development
R. P. Miller, J. W. Penn, J. Leeuwen

5. Homegardens of Mesoamerica: Biodiversity, food security, and nutrient management
F. Montagnini

Section 2. Structure, Function, and Dynamics of Homegardens

6. Homegarden dynamics in Kerala, India
A. Peyre, A. Guidal, K. F. Wiersum, F. Bongers

7. Structure and dynamics of coconut-based agroforestry systems in Melanesia: A case study from the Vanuatu archipelago
N. Lamanda, E. Malézieux, P. Martin

8. Diversity and dynamics in homegardens of southern Ethiopia
Tesfaye Abebe, K. F. Wiersum, F. Bongers, F. Sterck

9. Homegarden plant diversity in relation to remoteness from urban centers: A case study from the Peruvian Amazon region
A. Wezel, J. Ohl

10. Gender and social dynamics in swidden and homegardens in Latin America
P. L. Howard

Section 3. Some New Thrust Areas

11. Carbon sequestration potential of tropical homegardens
B. M. Kumar

12. Medicinal plants in tropical homegardens
M. R. Rao, B. R. Rajeswara Rao

13. Commercialization of homegardens in an Indonesian village: Vegetation composition and functional changes
O. S. Abdoellah, H. Y. Hadikusumah, K. Takeuchi, S. Okubo, Parikesit

14. Transpiration characteristics of some homegarden tree species in Central Sri Lanka
W. A. J. M. Costa, K. S. P. Amaratunga, R. S. Udumullage

15. Ecology versus economics in tropical multistrata agroforests
E. Torquebiau, E. Penot

16. Financial analysis of homegardens: A case study from Kerala state, India
S. Mohan, J. R. R. Alavalapati, P. K. R. Nair

Section 4. Future of Homegardens

17. The role of homegardens in agroforestry development: Lessons from Tomé-Açu, a Japanese–Brazilian settlement in the Amazon
M. Yamada, H. M. L. Osaqui

18. Urban homegardens and allotment gardens for sustainable livelihoods: Management strategies and institutional environments
A. W. Drescher, R. J. Holmer, D. L. Iaquinta

19. Are tropical homegardens sustainable? Some evidence from Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
K. Kehlenbeck, B. L. Maass

20. Whither Homegardens?
P. K. R. Nair


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Keywords: SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General SCI008000

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