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Table 3 Traditional edible plant production systems

From: Ethnobotanical study of traditional edible plants used by the Naxi people during droughts

Types Feature Main Function Management
Farm System Farm Land Limited, average per capita farmland in the three villages is 1.8–3Mu. Not so fertile. Usually on forest edges of mountain foot or in the basin. Crops growing. Potatoes and turnips are widely planted. Intensive cultivation
Home Garden A greenhouse-like facility close to house. Highly valued. Plant can even grow in winter. Vegetables cultivating, especially green leafy. Place of introduction and domestication. Simple facilities agriculture.
Cyclic Fallowed Barren Farmland Usually on the slope of mountain. It is barren and not very suitable for cultivation. It is lay fallow after two or three years of farming, after fallow it is farmed aging and this process is circled. Crops of strong adaptability are planted, mainly Turnips and Tartary Buckwheat. Supplement of farmland. No management after sowing
Nonfarm systems Wild Land Places other than agro-ecosystem and village, including woodlands, grasslands, wetlands and farmland edge. Numerous wild fruit, vegetable, and famine plants are growing. No artificial management
Inner Village Spare places in village. Frequently human interference. Many synanthropic plants are growing, especially fruit trees. Place of unconscious introduction. Frequent disturbance