This study describes some basic characteristics of twelve homegardens in the Soconusco region of Chiapas, Mexico, an area that has not previously been a focus of homegarden research. Garden size, plant frequencies and diversity, plant use, and garden management strategies are discussed, and the characteristics of Soconusco gardens are compared with homegardens elsewhere in Mexico and Central America. Variability among Soconusco gardens is also examined. The role of homegardens within the context of traditional agroforestry systems is explored and the potential value of homegarden research for the development of both environmental and socioeconomic programs in the Soconusco region is discussed.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.