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Biomass Growth and Farmer Knowledge of Inga edulis in Peruvian Amazon

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Lojka, B., Preininger D., Lojkova J., Banout J. & Polesny Z. 2005, "Biomass Growth and Farmer Knowledge of Inga edulis in Peruvian Amazon," Agricultura Tropica et Subtropica, vol. 38, no. 3-4, pp. 44-51.

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Corresponding Author:


  • Institute of Tropics and Subtropics, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamycka 129, Prague 6–Suchdol, 165 21, Czech Republic


Institute of Tropics and Subtropics

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Species Info

  • Inga edulis


  • This article describes research on aboveground biomass growth of Inga edulis and how this growth correlates to other growth parameters of the species in central Peru. 
  • Analysis showed that trunk diameter is a better indicator of biomass production and growth than tree height.
  • Information was also collected on farmers’ knowledge of this species; farmers in the region use I. edulis primarily for fruit and fuelwood production, shade and to improve soil fertility.

Geographical Region

  • Amazon Basin
  • Ecosystems

  • Tropical Wet Forest
  • Country

  • Peru
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