Domestication of Tropical Trees: From Biology to Economics and Policy.

TitleDomestication of Tropical Trees: From Biology to Economics and Policy.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsLeakey RRB, Tomich T
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Book TitleAgroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems.
Pagination319-338
PublisherLewis Publishers Inc.
CityBoca Raton, USA
ISBN1-56670-294-1
Keywordsagroforestry, cash crops, commercialization, domestication, Economics, forest trees, fruit trees, non-wood forest products, policy, timbers, tree breeding, trees, tropics, woody plants
AbstractThis paper examines some of the environmental, social, economic and policy issues associated with the domestication and commercialization of trees for timber and non-timber forest products through agroforestry. Providing a thorough review of expected gains in product yield and quality through domestication, biological and economic possibilities, priorities and pitfalls were identified.
URLhttp://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/20013063355.html