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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 1002-1019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.122


Importance of Tropical Homegardens Agroforestry System
Vikas Kumar1* and Anjali Tiwari2
1Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, College of Forestry, Vellanikkara,Kerala Agricultural University, KAU, Thrissur, Kerala 680656, India
2Department of agriculture and Forestry, Dr. K.N. Modi University, Rajasthan- 304021, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Due to soaring food prices, uncertainty of yield production, gradually loss of soil fertility and climate change may attracted international popularity due to the fact that the basic objective of the system is ensuring the sustained availability of multiple products. Home gardens represent intimate, multistory combinations of various perennial and annual crops, sometimes in association with domestic animals, around the homestead which serves as a permanent or temporary and suitable to high rainfall areas in tropical conditions. Traditional resource management adaptations such as Home gardens in agroforestry systems may potentially provide options for improvement in livelihoods through simultaneous food production (either directly food grains, fruits, vegetables and root crops or indirectly improving soil conditions and there by promoting understory crop productivity especially on degraded sites), fodder and firewood, high biodiversity, low use of external inputs, soil conservation potential, nutritional security, ecological benefits, socio-cultural as well as mitigation of the impact of climate change. By providing supportive and complementary roles with a flexible approach, Home gardens offers specific social and environmental benefits across a range of landscapes and economies. In the present paper, some of the government policies, institutional mechanisms, research inputs which are needed for promoting ecologically and socio-economically sustainable homestead farming systems are identified. Home gardens will undergo changes; but they will not extinct; they will continue to exist with their mysterious, enigmatic charm to provide sustenance, satisfaction, income, and aesthetic appeal too many, and fascination to scientists who care to look at them.


Keywords: Home gardens, Agroforestry, Agro biodiversity, Carbon sequestration, Women role and Genetic diversity.
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Vikas Kumar and Anjali Tiwari. 2017. Importance of Tropical Homegardens Agroforestry SystemInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 1002-1019. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.122