Field Guide to Common Homegarden Crops of Southwestern Uganda

  • Uganda’s homegardens are highly diverse small-scale farming systems. They provide the majority of the food consumed by local people and preserve a large number of traditional crops. This booklet provides a guide to common crops found in southwestern Uganda’s homegardens. It features descriptions and uses for 68 crops divided into four sections according to crop type (annual crops, perennial herbaceous crops, shrubs and trees). Crops are ranked according to their ethnobotanical importance. Each section begins with the most important crop. Each page has four photos of the crop and includes the most common local names (in Runyankole and Luganda), as well as the common English and botanical names. Additional information on the uses and occurrences is provided as well. We hope that this booklet will be of interest to a broad community of people interested in sustainable agriculture, food systems and food security issues: e.g. both Ugandan and international academics, non-government and government actors.

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Author:Cory W. Whitney, Axel Huth, Katja Kehlenbeck, Karl Hammer, Jens Gebauer
Document Type:Book
Date of Publication (online):2020/04/16
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Rhein-Waal
Release Date:2020/04/17
Tag:Agrobiodiversity; Agroforestry; Homegarden; Plant genetic resources; Uganda
GND Keyword:Africa; Agrobiodiversity; Agroforestry; Plant genetic resources; Uganda
Number of Pages:80
Faculties and Institutes:Fakultät Life Sciences
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 58 Pflanzen (Botanik)
6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 63 Landwirtschaft
Licence (German):License LogoCC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitungen