This chapter compares forest gardens among Dayak indigenous farmers in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. It provides a detailed analyses of 5 plots of tembawang forest. Tembawang are forest that are recreated on land that was used before as agricultural land. Dayak farmers as arule reserve certain areas of their farm land to grow tembawang, and their vegetation consists of planted species and natural regenerating forests. Although the primary forest plots show higher species diversity and more complex structure, the tembawang plots have flora richness and structure that are much close to natural forest than to other types of plantation forests.
Topic: forests,regeneration,indigenous knowledge,conservation
Geographic: Indonesia,West Kalimantan
Publication Year: 1995
Source: Sandbukt, O. Management of tropical forests: towards an integrated perspective. 295-304