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Agroforestry

Anecdotal to Modern Science

  • Jagdish Chander Dagar
  • Vindhya Prasad Tewari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Vindhya P. Tewari, Jagdish C. Dagar
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jagdish C. Dagar, Vindhya P. Tewari
    Pages 13-90
  4. S. Viswanath, P. A. Lubina
    Pages 91-119
  5. R. H. Rizvi, O. P. Chaturvedi, Ram Newaj
    Pages 121-135
  6. P. Beckschäfer, S. Schnell, C. Kleinn
    Pages 137-161
  7. D. R. Bhardwaj, Mansi R. Navale, Sandeep Sharma
    Pages 163-187
  8. J. A. González Díaz, R. Celaya, M. D. Fraser, K. Osoro, L. M. M. Ferreira, F. Fernández García et al.
    Pages 189-215
  9. K. M. Manjaiah, S. Sandeep, T. Ramesh, M. R. Mayadevi
    Pages 299-316
  10. F. Torres-Manso, A. A. Marta-Costa, M. Castro, L. Tibério
    Pages 317-333
  11. M. L. Soni, V. Subbulakshmi, K. R. Sheetal, N. D. Yadava, Jagdish C. Dagar
    Pages 369-411
  12. R. Banyal, Rajkumar, Manish Kumar, R. K. Yadav, Jagdish Chander Dagar
    Pages 413-454
  13. S. Chakravarty, A. Puri, Mohit Subba, N. A. Pala, G. Shukla
    Pages 517-527
  14. Edgardo A. Casaubon, P. S. Cornaglia, P. L. Peri
    Pages 529-563
  15. B. Lojka, L. Pawera, M. Kalousová, L. Bortl, V. Verner, J. Houška et al.
    Pages 587-628
  16. K. L. Ishihara, M. Corpuz, C. W. Morden, D. Borthakur
    Pages 629-643
  17. K. R. Sridhar, D. J. Bagyaraj
    Pages 645-667
  18. Sharmila Roy, M. M. Roy, Ruquaeya Bano, Pradeep Saxena
    Pages 669-689
  19. Sharmila Roy, M. M. Roy, Pradeep Saxena, Ruquaeya Bano
    Pages 691-704
  20. S. Borelli, M. Conigliaro, S. Quaglia, F. Salbitano
    Pages 705-724
  21. Denis J. Sonwa, Stephan F. Weise, Bernard A. Nkongmeneck, Mathurin Tchatat, Marc J. J. Janssens
    Pages 739-752
  22. M. M. Roy, Sharmila Roy
    Pages 753-769
  23. Smitha Krishnan, Kushalappa G. Cheppudira, Jaboury Ghazoul
    Pages 771-795
  24. S. Kuyah, I. Öborn, M. Jonsson
    Pages 797-815
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 857-879

About this book

Introduction

Agroforestry (AF) is a dynamic, ecologically based, natural resources management system that, by integrating trees on farms, ranches, and in other landscapes, diversifies and increases production and promotes social, economic, and environmental benefits for land users. Further, it is receiving increasing attention as a sustainable land-management option worldwide because of its ecological, economic, and social attributes. Advances have been achieved by building on past research accomplishments and expanding AF’s stakeholder base, which now includes private/public partnerships, communities, ecologists, farmers, indigenous peoples, and policymakers in both temperate and tropical countries.

AF has now been recognized as a valuable problem-solving approach to ensuring food security and rebuilding resilient rural environments. Recent studies have shown that more than 1 billion hectares of agricultural land have more than 10% tree cover. Of this area, 160 million hectares have more than 50% tree cover. Agricultural ecosystems can be further improved through AF to achieve environmental restoration, greater farm productivity, and key ecological services, including climate change mitigation and adaptation for improved rural livelihood. In fact, it is largely considered synonymous with climate smart agriculture and a remedy for many modern environmental challenges. Consequently, AF’s knowledge base is being expanded at a rapid rate, as illustrated by the increasing number and quality of scientific publications on various forms and different aspects of AF.

This book offers state-of-the-art information on the fundamental concepts and history of AF and its evolution as a science, presenting a wealth of advanced research results and evaluations relating to different aspects of AF. Accordingly, it will be useful for a broad readership, including students, foresters, farmers, local communities, indigenous peoples, civil society institutions, media, policymakers and the general public.

Keywords

Agroforestry System Climate change Sustainable Agriculture Traditional AF System Tree-crop interaction

Editors and affiliations

  • Jagdish Chander Dagar
    • 1
  • Vindhya Prasad Tewari
    • 2
  1. 1.Natural Resource Management DivisionIndian Council of Agricultural ResearchNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Himalayan Forest Research InstituteShimlaIndia

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