A study has been conducted in the homesteads of drought-prone northwestern region of Bangladesh. Since there is no natural forest, the overall climatic condition is very harsh and progressive trend of desertification is threatening the livelihood of poor people. So it is important to carry out extensive plantations throughout the region to reverse the current trend of drought and desertification. The study identified a list of 19 drought tolerant species suitable for planting in the homesteads as well as in the vacant spaces. The rural people are heavily dependent on those species for their daily requirement of timber, fruits, fuel, and other non-timber products.
Alam, Mahbubul and Furukawa, Yasushi
"Ethnobotany and Traditional Management of Drought Tolerant Tree Species in Homestead Forests of Bangladesh,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 154.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/154