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Title: Village agroforestry systems and tree-use practices: A case study in Sri Lanka. Multipurpose tree species network research series

Abstract

Village agroforestry systems in Sri Lanka have evolved through farmers' efforts to meet their survival needs. The paper examines farmers' land-use systems and their perceptions of the role of trees in the villages of Bambarabedda and Madugalla in central Sri Lanka. The benefits of village agroforestry are diverse food, fuelwood, fodder, timber, and mulch, but food products are of outstanding importance. The ability of Artocarpus heterophyllus (the jackfruit tree) and Cocos nucifera (coconut) to ensure food security during the dry season and provide traditional foods throughout the year, as well as to grow in limited space, make them popular crops in the two study villages. The study recommends that further research precede the formulation of agricultural interventions and that efforts to promote improved tree varieties recognize farmers' practices and expressed needs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Winrock International Inst. for Agricultural Development, Arlington, VA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6508390
Report Number(s):
PB-93-180685/XAB; REPT-17
CNN: AID-DHR-5547-A-00-0018-00
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; SRI LANKA; FORESTRY; AGRICULTURAL WASTES; AGRICULTURE; BIOMASS; CROPS; ECONOMICS; FOOD; FORESTS; GENETICS; HOUSEHOLDS; INTERVENTIONS; LAND USE; PLANTS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SECURITY; SURVEYS; TREES; WOOD; WOOD FUELS; WOOD PRODUCTS INDUSTRY; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; ASIA; BIOLOGY; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ENERGY SOURCES; FUELS; INDUSTRY; ISLANDS; ORGANIC WASTES; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; WASTES; 090700* - Biomass Fuels- Resources- (1990-); 090800 - Biomass Fuels- Production- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Wickramasinghe, A. Village agroforestry systems and tree-use practices: A case study in Sri Lanka. Multipurpose tree species network research series. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Wickramasinghe, A. Village agroforestry systems and tree-use practices: A case study in Sri Lanka. Multipurpose tree species network research series. United States.
Wickramasinghe, A. Wed . "Village agroforestry systems and tree-use practices: A case study in Sri Lanka. Multipurpose tree species network research series". United States.
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