A Half-yearly Peer Reviewed Journal of Bangladesh Forest Research Institute

ISSN - Print: 1021-3279 | Online: -

Homestead forestry, albeit its paramount importance and contribution to rural
socio-economy, remains a rather ignored area of study. This research focuses on the
floristic composition and socio-economic aspects of homestead forestry in two areas
(Habilashdip and Chunati Unions) in the district of Chittagong. Home gardens are
located close to houses and characterised by a mixture of annual and perennialspecies.
The proximity to natural forests and the availability of timbers in local markets also
seem to influence the propensity to plant timber and fuelwood in home gardens. Fruit
trees dominate the gardens, followed by fuelwood species. Women play an intensive
role in the management of home gardens. The article ends Vith an exhortation for
increased research on homestead forestry

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