Definition of Homegardens
Tropical homegardens are characterized by the deliberate
management of trees in intimate association with annual and perennial agricultural crops and small livestock within house
compounds. The whole tree - crop - animal unit is intensively managed by family labor. Known by a variety of names, these
agroforestry systems are commonly found throughout the tropics and especially in areas with high population densities (Table
1) - [Fernandes and Nair, 1986].