Mango growing booklet
Trees in general, have many functions in a farming system. They contribute directly to food requirements of households, communities and livestock through provision of fruits, vegetables, starch and fodder. Environmentally, trees contribute to a sustainable and increased food production, particularly for vulnerable ecosystems, by improving the soils and microclimates of the surrounding. More importantly to farmers and rural communities, trees are a source of fuel wood, which in many areas is the only available form of energy, in addition to providing locally available materials for construction.