Homegardens are species-rich agroforestry systems with a high diversity of associated traditional knowledge. These systems are an important part of food security for rural marginalized poor around the world, particularly in the humid tropics. Despite the high diversity and cultural importance, little is known about the livelihood-relevant plant diversity contained in the homegardens of southwestern Uganda. The authors employ the quantitative ethnobotany indices use reports (UR) and the cultural importance index (CI) to describe the importance of plants and plant types in the region’s homegardens.
This work is an output of the ‘Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) programme and funded by UK Department for International Development.
Whitney, Cory W.; Bahati, Joseph; Gebauer, Jens. Ethnobotany and Agrobiodiversity: Valuation of Plants in the Homegardens of Southwestern Uganda. Ethnobiology Letters, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 2, p. 90-100, May. 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.14237/ebl.9.2.2018.503.
Ethnobotany and Agrobiodiversity: Valuation of Plants in the Homegardens of Southwestern Uganda