Homestead Agroforestry Systems Practiced at Kamalganj Upazila of Moulvibazar District in Bangladesh

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Sajal Singha
M. Sharaf Uddin
Sujan Chandra Banik
M. A. Kasem

Abstract

This study was conducted at Kamalganj Upazila of Moulvibazar District in Bangladesh during January to September 2015 to observe the diversity of plant species in the homestead area with their stratified arrangement to identify homestead agroforestry practices and their relationships with the selected properties of the respondents. Face to face interview was performed with 135 respondents to collect the data with the help of a questionnaire. Existing in the homestead area, the result demonstrated that a total of 29 different agroforestry practices and 6 different vertical layers were recorded in the homestead area. Out of different categories of plant species, 40 timber, 25 fruits and 23 medicinal and other plants were recorded. Total twenty-nine different Agroforestry combinations were recorded namely: 1. Ginger-Areca nut, 2. Coconut-Betel nut-French bean-Cabbage, 3. Areca nut-Mango-Banana-French bean, 4. Banana-Eucalyptus, 5. Areca nut-Country bean-Cauliflower, 6. Mango-Banana-Sweet gourd-Cauliflower, 7. Banana-Koroi-Brinjal-Papaya-Coconut, 8. Jackfruit-Chili, 9. Eucalyptus-Papaya-Chili, 10. Acasia-Country bean-Taro, 11. Jackfruit-Betel nut, 12. Turmeric-Eucalyptus, 13. Lemon-Coconut, 14. Tomato-Mehogoni, 15.  Sugarcane-Papaya-Country bean-Areca nut, 16. Aquaculture-Mangium, 17. Aquaculture-Aasia hybrid, 18. Aquaculture- Koroi, 19. Aquaculture-Mango, 20. Aquaculture-Banana-Acasia(hybrid)-Blackberry, 21.Aquaculture-Koroi-Eucalyptus-Ber-Areca nut, 22. Aquaculture-Chalta-Bamboo, 23. Turmeric-Koroi, 24. Turmeric-Areca nut, 25. Areca nut-Betel leaf, 26. Coconut-Country bean, 27. French bean-Acasia hybrid, 28. Turmeric-Acasia hybrid, 29. Aquaculture-Acasia hybrid was found in the study area. Among the classes of agroforestry systems agrosilviculture was found most common (about 62%).

Keywords:
Homestead agroforestry, diversity of plant, agrosilviculture, silvoagriculture, Kamalganj Upazila, ethnobotany

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Singha, S., Uddin, M. S., Banik, S., & Kasem, M. A. (2018). Homestead Agroforestry Systems Practiced at Kamalganj Upazila of Moulvibazar District in Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry, 2(2), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.9734/AJRAF/2018/44384
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