Agroforestry Systems in India: Livelihood Security & by Jagdish Chander Dagar, Anil Kumar Singh, Ayyanadar

By Jagdish Chander Dagar, Anil Kumar Singh, Ayyanadar Arunachalam

Agroforestry, the observe coined in early seventies, has made its position in all of the constructed and the constructing nations of the area and is now well-known as an enormous method of making sure nutrients protection and rebuilding resilient rural environments. India has been an all-time chief in agroforestry. The South and Southeast Asia area comprising India is frequently defined because the cradle of agroforestry. just about all kinds of agroforestry structures exist throughout India in ecozones starting from humid tropical lowlands to high-altitude and temperate biomes, and perhumid rainforest zones to parched drylands. the rustic ranks most well known one of the group of countries not just when it comes to this huge, immense range and lengthy culture of the perform of agroforestry, but in addition in fostering medical advancements within the topic. Agroforestry applies to personal agricultural and woodland lands and groups that still comprise hugely erodible, flood-prone, economically marginal and environmentally delicate lands. the common state of affairs is agricultural, the place bushes are further to create wanted advantages. Agroforestry allows the diversification of farm actions and makes greater use of environmental assets. as a result of a rise within the inhabitants of human and livestock, there's expanding call for of foodstuff in addition to fodder, fairly in constructing nations like India. up to now, there is not any coverage that offers with specifics in agroforestry in India. yet, the Indian Council of Agricultural study has been discussing at the scope of getting a countrywide Agroforestry coverage in acceptable structures. in spite of the fact that, evolving a coverage calls for sturdy and trustworthy datasets from assorted corners of the rustic at the material. This synthesis quantity containing thirteen chapters is an try and collate on hand details in a categorised demeanour into diversified procedure ecologies, difficulties and suggestions, and converging them right into a coverage support.

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1 Introduction NAAS (2010) Degraded and wastelands of India: status and spatial distribution. National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi, pp 158 Nair PKR (ed) (1989) Agroforestry systems in the tropics. Kluwer, Dordrecht Nair PKR (1993) An introduction to agroforestry. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands Nair PKR, Dagar JC (1991) An approach to developing methodologies for evaluating agroforestry systems in India. Agrofor Syst 16:55–81 North Eastern Council (1997) Basic statistics for north eastern region.

8 Effect of land use and slope on soil loss (t ha-1) under mid-hill conditions Percent slope ? 15 Source Sharma et al. 10. The marginal and small farmers usually maintain and develop all types of agroforestry systems on their agriculture field bunds and also in the homesteads/kitchen gardens. They grow trees and vegetables to meet their own requirement as well as retain fodder trees to feed the cattle during lean periods in all the agro-climatic zones. They also keep a unit of their land under fruit trees, vegetable crops, and grasses (cut and 42 S.

The tree cover in the region increased significantly during last three decades when ICAR initiated All India Coordinated Research Project on Agroforestry (AICRP–AF) in collaboration with International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya during 1982–1983 and farmers were encouraged to grow fodder trees on the bunds to meet the topfodder demand during the lean period and timber trees to enhance their farm income and to meet their domestic demand. 3). The research under AICRP-AF during the last three decades; number of indigenous agroforestry practices and multipurpose trees species (MPTs) are identified in different agro-climatic zones of the states and briefly discussed under various agroforestry systems, and research and development initiatives taken in agroforestry.

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