International Journal of Agroforestry and Silviculture ISSN: 2375-1096 Vol. 9 (10), pp. 001-007, October, 2021. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Features of Homestead Agroforestry in Coastal Region of Bangladesh: Case of Selected Villages of Patuakhali District

1Md. Masudur Rahman, 1Md. Mostafizur Rahman, 2S.M. Hemayet Jahan and 3Md. Ektear Uddin

1Department of Agroforestry, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali-8602, Bangladesh.

2Department of Entomology, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali-8602, Bangladesh.

3Department of Agricultural Extension & Rural Development, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali-8602, Bangladesh.

Accepted 19 October, 2021

Abstract

The study was conducted in purposively selected two villages of each upazila namely Dumkiand Bauphalof Patuakhali district in Bangladesh. The study was taken to observe the number of existing plant species in homestead and to explore their relationships with the selected characteristics of the respondents. Eighty respondents were selected randomly using multistage random sampling procedure. A structured personal interview schedule was used to determine some parameters. Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation (r) was used for statistical analysis along with the usual descriptive statistical parameters. A total of 69 species in where categorically 12 timber species, 20 fruit species, 10 medicinal species, 8 ornamental plant species and 19 vegetable species were recorded. The overwhelming majority of (52.50%) respondents grew 11 to 14 plant species in their homestead areas. Among the selected characteristics of the respondents, education, family size, constraints, perception and support service showed no significant relationship with their diversified plant species. Farm size and knowledge showed a significant relationship with their number of plant species grows where farm size showed a negative relation. Plant growing habit in the homestead is highly related with knowledge which can enhance the vegetation coverage at homestead areas of coastal Bangladesh.

Keywords: Agroforestry, Bangladesh, coastal region, homestead, plant species.