THE ROLE OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS IN AGRICULTURAL DIVERSIFICATION IN EAST AFRICA
A recent definition of commercial horticulture has been given by Jensen (1969) who defines commercial horticulture as "high investment crop production using resources intensively to obtain a high quality, high value product…." In more basic terms, however, horticulture can be regarded as a specialized, intensified form of agriculture which involves both the art and science of growing fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops.
Wurster, R.T. and Jensen, W.V. (1971). THE ROLE OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS IN AGRICULTURAL DIVERSIFICATION IN EAST AFRICA. Acta Hortic. 21, 15-23