AGROFORESTRY: A Sustainable Land Use System
Raj Kumar, Rakesh Banyal, Manish Kumar and Sneha Dobhal
  • ISBN : 9789389605303
  • year : 2020
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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'Agroforestry is the growing of both trees and agricultural crops on the same piece of land. They are designed to provide tree and other crop products and at the same time protect, conserve, diversify and sustain vital economic, environmental, human and natural resources. Agroforestry differs from traditional forestry and agriculture by its focus on the interactions amongst components rather than just on the individual components themselves. Agroforestry is recently gained great importance nationally and internationally due to its role in providing large number of ecosystem services. This book covers all basic and applied aspect of agroforestry e.g. planning, designing, tree improvement, management, ecosystem services, climate change, industrialization, engineering and, agroforestry programmes and policy in an easy and understandable manner. The book has been prepared to serve as Read more Table of Contents Preface v 1. Introduction to Agroforestry 1 2. Agroforestry: Past, Present and Future 14 3. Planning and Development of Agroforestry Practices 28 4. Designing Field Experiments in Agro-forestry 38 5. Tree Management in Agroforestry 48 6. Tree Improvement in Agroforestry 62 7. Agroforestry for Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change Mitigation 73 8. Ecosystem Services of Agroforestry 82 9. Soil Health Improvement in Agroforestry 91 10. Productivity, Biomass and Carbon Storage Potentials of Agroforestry 104 11. Agroforestry for Watershed Management 119 12. Industrial Agroforestry 132 13. Utilization of Agroforestry Trees 140 14. Mechanization of Agroforestry 151 15. National Agroforestry Programs and Policy 156 References 164