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This research report discusses the historical significance and function of home gardens, offers a definition, and develops a policy-relevant typology based on ecological and socioeconomic determinants.  Finally, a cross-cultural comparative review of the literature is undertaken.  Despite increasing attention given by agricultural research organizations to small-scale farmers, household gardens continue to be neglected as an important subsistence strategy.

Publication Details

  • Published: 1984
  • Publisher: International Potato Center
  • Dewey Decimal: 635.01
  • ECHO Library: 635.01 NIN