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Agroforestry for Degraded Landscapes

Recent Advances and Emerging Challenges - Vol. 2

  • Comprehensive account of land degradation and its restoration through agroforestry

  • Competent contributors across the globe working in the most relevant agroforestry regions

  • Brings together recent trends, challenges and developments in agroforestry research

  • Emphasize on environmental services rendered by agroforestry

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Temperate Agroforestry

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Biomass Production Potentials Under Temperate Agroforestry Systems as Influenced by Selected Sustainability Indicators: A Case Study Approach with Supportive Evidence

      • N. V. Thevathasan, A. B. Bazrgar, A. M. Gordon, S. Silim, R. Y. Soolanayakanahally, B. Coleman et al.
      Pages 3-43
    3. Management Practices Vis-a-vis Agroforestry for the Improvement of Rangelands of Jammu and Kashmir in Northwestern Himalaya, India

      • J. A. Mugloo, T. H. Masoodi, P. A. Khan, Mahrajudin Dar, A. A. Wani, Rameez Raja
      Pages 45-65
    4. Assessment of Trees Outside Forests (TOF) with Emphasis on Agroforestry Systems

      • A. A. Wani, Basira Mehraj, T. H. Masoodi, A. A. Gatoo, J. A. Mugloo
      Pages 87-107
  3. Agroforestry Interventions for Restoration and Environmental Services

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 109-109
    2. Potential of Agroforestry for the Rehabilitation of Degraded Ravine Lands

      • A. K. Parandiyal, B. K. Sethy, J. Somasundaram, S. Ali, H. R. Meena
      Pages 229-251
    3. Agroforestry Approach for the Rehabilitation of Mine Spoils

      • A. Raizada, S. K. Dhyani
      Pages 271-295
    4. Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Systems for Rehabilitating Degraded Lands of India

      • Ram Newaj, O. P. Chaturvedi, Dhiraj Kumar, S. B. Chavan, B. S. Rajawat, D. K. Yadav
      Pages 319-348
    5. Sustainability of Faidherbia albida-Based Agroforestry in Crop Production and Maintaining Soil Health

      • Gudeta W. Sileshi, Demel Teketay, Aster Gebrekirstos, Kiros Hadgu
      Pages 349-369
    6. Lac-Based Agroforestry System for Degraded Lands in India

      • A. K. Jaiswal, Sharmila Roy, M. M. Roy
      Pages 389-405
    7. The Role of Insects in Enhancing Ecosystem Services of Tree-Based Systems on Degraded Lands

      • Cathy Dzerefos, Afton Halloran, Luiza de Sousa
      Pages 407-421
    8. Promoting Bamboo-Based Agroforestry for Enhancing Ecosystem Services from Degraded Lands

      • T. Solomon, H. Moon, S. Abebe, A. S. Minale, Demel Teketay
      Pages 423-444
  4. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 445-445

About this book

This book presents various aspects of agroforestry research and development, as well as the latest trends in degraded landscape management. Over the last four decades, agroforestry research (particularly on degraded landscapes) has evolved into an essential problem-solving science, e.g. in terms of sustaining agricultural productivity, improving soil health and biodiversity, enhancing ecosystem services, supporting carbon sequestration and mitigating climate change. This book examines temperate and tropical agroforestry systems around the world, focusing on traditional and modern practices and technologies used to rehabilitate degraded lands. It covers the latest research advances, trends and challenges in the utilization and reclamation of degraded lands, e.g. urban and peri-urban agroforestry, reclamation of degraded landscapes, tree-based multi-enterprise agriculture, domestication of high-value halophytes, afforestation of coastal areas, preserving mangroves and much more. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable asset for a broad range of stakeholders including farmers, scientists, researchers, educators, students, development/extension agents, environmentalists, policy/decision makers, and government and non-government organizations.


  • Agroforestry
  • Degraded landscapes
  • Restoration of degraded landscapes
  • Environmental services of agroforestry
  • Agroforestry for degraded lands

Editors and Affiliations

  • Natural Resource Management Division, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India

    Jagdish Chander Dagar

  • Department of Botany, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India

    Sharda Rani Gupta

  • Department of Range and Forest Resources, Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN), Gaborone, Botswana

    Demel Teketay

About the editors

Jagdish Chander Dagar, Former Assistant Director General and Emeritus Scientist at ICAR, has long been actively involved in the areas of agroforestry, natural resources management, biosaline agriculture, rehabilitation of degraded lands, ethnobotany, plant ecology, environmental sciences, biodiversity, climate change and sustainable agriculture, as can be seen in his more than 300 research papers, published in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He has been conferred with several awards and honours and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and several other professional societies. He has also been a consultant to the UN, CIMMYT, and Haryana Forest Department. Dr Dagar is also Chief Editor of the Journal Soil Salinity & Water Quality.

S. R. Gupta, former Professor of Botany, Dean of Life Sciences, and Emeritus Fellow of the UGC, is a nationally and internationally recognised ecologist who has taught at the Department of Botany and at the Institute of Environmental Studies at Kurukshetra University, India. She has made significant contributions to better understanding the biodiversity and ecosystem functions of grasslands, forest ecosystems, soil biodiversity, ecological rehabilitation of salt-affected soils, carbon sequestration in agroforestry systems, and the sustainability of conservation agricultural systems. The author of 98 research papers published in national and international journals, she is also a Fellow of the National Institute of Ecology and is affiliated with the Institute of Environmental Studies.

Demel Teketay Fanta received his MSc in Plant Taxonomy from Reading University (UK) and PhD in Forest Vegetation Ecology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He is currently serving as a Professor of Forest Sciences and founding Dean of the Faculty of Natural Resources at Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN). He has published over 250 scientific articles and technical reports, including more than 150 peer-reviewed articles in national and international scientific journals. He is a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA), Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Associate Fellow of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS), and a Member of the Botswana Academy of Science (BAS).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Agroforestry for Degraded Landscapes

  • Book Subtitle: Recent Advances and Emerging Challenges - Vol. 2

  • Editors: Jagdish Chander Dagar, Sharda Rani Gupta, Demel Teketay

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-15-6806-0Published: 05 January 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-15-6809-1Published: 06 January 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-15-6807-7Published: 04 January 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 475

  • Number of Illustrations: 33 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Forestry, Plant Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Plant Physiology, Conservation Biology

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
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  • ISBN: 978-981-15-6807-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)