Use of multipurpose trees in hill farming systems in Western Nepal
Fonzen, P.F.; Oberholzer, E.
Agroforestry Systems 2(3): 187-197
ISSN/ISBN: 0167-4366 DOI: 10.1007/bf00147033
A study of 2 villages identified 55 woody perennial species that are maintained in contour strips across slopes and around fields in a subsistence farming system. These trees and shrubs produced fodder and firewood and reduced erosion hazards, allowing crop production on very steep slopes where it would otherwise be very difficult. Data on basic farm management, production of crops etc. are discussed. The performance of the system is assessed and its strengths and weaknesses highlighted.