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Agroforestry for the Management of Waterlogged Saline Soils and Poor-Quality Waters

  • Jagdish Chander Dagar
  • Paramjit Minhas

Part of the Advances in Agroforestry book series (ADAG, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. J. C. Dagar, P. S. Minhas
    Pages 1-4
  3. S. Theiveyanathan, R. G. Benyon, V. Koul, R. K. Yadav, R. I. S. Gill
    Pages 73-95
  4. M. M. Roy, N. D. Yadava, M. L. Soni, J. C. Tewari
    Pages 109-120
  5. J. C. Dagar, P. S. Minhas
    Pages 121-143
  6. J. C. Dagar, P. S. Minhas
    Pages 145-161
  7. R. K. Yadav, P. S. Minhas, Khajanchi-Lal, J. C. Dagar
    Pages 163-179
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 203-210

About this book


Land degradation caused by salinity and waterlogging is a global problem afflicting about one billion hectares and endangering the food security of at least 75 countries. Since the social, economic and environmental costs of on and/off-farm reclamation techniques are high, agroforestry is now emerging as a potential tool, not only for arresting salinity and waterlogging, but also for other environmental services like mitigating climate change, sequestering carbon and restoring biodiversity. This publication addresses the vital issues, principles and practices related to rehabilitation using agroforestry and includes many site-specific case studies from a number of the world’s typical catchments. Written by leading researchers, the book is a must, not only for scientists whose research interests lie in soil salinity, waterlogging and poor-quality waters, but also policy makers, environmentalists, students, and educationists alike. More importantly, it contributes to reversing the salinity trends and ensuring the livelihoods of resource-poor farming families living in these harsh agro-ecosystems.


Agroforestry Waterlogged saline soils Poor-quality waters Ecosystem services Climate change Carbon sequestration Lowering down of water table Saline groundwater

Editors and affiliations

  • Jagdish Chander Dagar
    • 1
  • Paramjit Minhas
    • 2
  1. 1.Central Soil Salinity Research InstKarnalIndia
  2. 2.Stress ManagementNational Institute of AbioticPuneIndia

About the editors

Dr. Jagdish Chandra Dagar is the former Assistant Director General of Agronomy and Agroforestry Division at Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan II Pusa New Delhi. His list of publication is mentioned below: Papers in Journal with NAAS Index >6 - 31 Papers in Journal with NAAS Index 3-6 - 27 Total number of Books authored - 03 Total number of Books edited - 03 Total Papers published in Peer-reviewed Journals – 125 Papers published in International Proceedings - 12 Papers published in National Proceedings - 13 Chapters contributed in Books – 29

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