Plant Diversity ›› 2000, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (12): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Momic and Utilization of Natural Forest Ecosystem Environment Cash Crops Growing under Natural Forest in Xishuangbanna

GUAN Yu - Qini CHEN Shu - Kun GUO Hui - Jun   

  1. Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Online:2000-12-26 Published:2000-12-26


This paper studies three kinds of cash crop cultivation under natural forests in Baka, a Jinuo village next to Menglun Nature Reserve, in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China. Based on extensive research, the social and ecological effects of this type of agroforestry have been evaluated. In addition, its relationship to rural development, natural resources management and natural conservation has been analyzed according the intensive investigations carried out through rapid rural appraisal, interviews, partici-pant observation, questionnaires, and sample plots surveys.

Key words: Agroforestry, Chinese cardamom, Tea, Baphicacanthus cusia, Rural development, Natural conservation