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Abstract                 Volume:8  Issue-3  Year-2020          Original Research Articles


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Review on Contribution of Homegarden Agroforestry Practices on Well- Being of Ethiopia
Addisu Wolde* and Sisay Desalgn
Department of Natural Resource Management, Debre Markose University (Agroforestry)
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Homegarden agroforestry is special category of agroforestry that deals with the cultivation of multipurpose and multi-storied trees, crops and livestock around home. This practice of agroforestry is an old age and traditional land use systems with protection and production functions, contributing particularly to the food and nutrition security of smallholders. The main idea of this paper is to review about homegarden agroforestry practice and its contribution in Ethiopia. The high species diversity nature of homegarden agroforestry plays wide socioeconomic and ecological roles. The most common contribution of homegarden agroforestry are biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation, contribution to income generation and food security. More than half of the plant species in homegarden agroforestry is edible by household members and it contribute up to 30-40% of household income. Soil fertility and moisture improvement are climate change adaptation strategy of homegarden agroforestry whereas C sequestration potential (CSP) due to their forest-like structure and composition are mitigation strategy in Ethiopia. Therefore, government should do more in expand and diversify this system throughout the country. In addition, awareness rising through training about diversification of homegarden agroforestry to the farmer should be encouraged.

Keywords: Homegarden, Diversity, Income, Climate change adaptation and Mitigation.
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How to cite this article:

Addisu Wolde and Sisay Desalgn. 2020. Review on Contribution of Homegarden Agroforestry Practices on Well- Being of Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 8(3): 6-14
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2020.803.002