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metadata.dc.type: masterThesis
Título : The invisible importance of home gardens
Autor : Pesántez Valdivieso, Eduardo Javier
metadata.dc.contributor.advisor: Ferandes Filho, Elpídio Inácio
Fecha de publicación : 31-jul-2017
Editorial : Brasil. Universidad Federal de Vicosa. (2017)
Citación : Pesántez Valdivieso, Eduardo Javier. (2017). The invisible importance of home gardens. Universidad Federal de Vicosa. Brasil. 71 p.
Descripción : Home gardens exist throughout the world and have been present since the beginning of human society. They are located near houses and are fundamentally dependent on female labor. One of their main characteristics is that they maintain high rates of agro-biodiversity and provide a constant and wide variety of products for the consumption of the families and for the generation of additional income: these products include food, medicine, wood, and forage. From a socio- ecological perspective the diversity of home gardens contributes to the conservation of endangered species, traditional varieties, and traditional farming practices. Despite being of great importance, these home gardens or yards do not always receive proper attention; and in order to value them accurately, it will be necessary to understand the contribution they make both to family farmers and to the environment. The aim of this study, divided into two parts, was to understand the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural importance of rural home gardens. The first part consisted in the analysis of secondary information containing production values generated on 30 farms located in the Zona da Mata of Minas Gerais.
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