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dc.contributor.authorHoogerbrugge, I.
dc.contributor.authorFresco, L.O.
dc.coverage.temporal1977 - 1988
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:19:00Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:19:00Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier2240
dc.identifier.citationIIED Gatekeeper Series No. SA39
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-84369-345-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/66743
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dc.description.abstractIncreasing human population densities have, throughout history, resulted in land use intensification, i.e. an increasing frequency of agricultural production in space and time until land is permanently cropped. Higher outputs per unit land area require increased inputs of human and fossil energy, nutrients and biochemicals. If these external inputs are unavailable, land use intensification may lead to soil mining and low production levels. Only two systems of traditional, low input farming in the humid tropics have evolved under conditions of high population densities: wet rice cultivation and home gardening. In different ways, both systems allow some degree of soil fertility and pathogen management under permanent land use. The agronomic aspects of wet rice systems have been studied extensively, but surprisingly little is known in comparison of home gardens.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherLondon, UK: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
dc.relation.urihttp://www.iied.org/pubs/pdf/full/6053IIED.pdf
dc.rightsCopyright 1993 IIED
dc.subjectLow input agriculture
dc.subjectBiodiversity
dc.subjectLand use management
dc.subjectHomegardens
dc.subjectLand use intensification
dc.subjectField Scale
dc.titleHomegarden systems: Agricultural characteristics and challenges
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