Tree Domestication in the Peruvian Amazon Basin - Working With Farmers for Community Development.

TitleTree Domestication in the Peruvian Amazon Basin - Working With Farmers for Community Development.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsWeber J, Sotelo-Montes C, Labarta-Chavarri R
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org, J.Weber@cgiar.org
JournalAgroforestry Today
Volume9
Issue4
Pagination4-8
Keywordsagroforestry, Farmer, indigenous knowledge, multipurpose tree, non-timber forest product, Peru, resource management, wet tropics
AbstractThe forests of the Peruvian Amazon Basin are rich in diversity, and the many tree species provide products and services for the resource poor farmers. However due to overexploitation many farming communities no longer have access to high quality germplasm of the more useful species. The article reports on a participatory project aimed at increasing community development and conserving forest resources through on-farm domestication of agroforestry trees
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