Agroforestry: A Sustainable Land Use System

by Kumar, Raj et al

ISBN: 9789390259069
Imprint : Associated Publishing Company
Year : 2021
Price : Rs. 7095.00
Biblio : xi-188+iv page color Plates

Author Profile

Dr Raj Kumar, Ph.D, Scientist (agroforestry) at ICAR- Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal-132001, Haryana, India. He has more than 8 years’ research experience in the field of forestry and agroforestry. He is specialized in agroforestry, carbon sequestration, climate change and ecological engineering. He has published more than 30 research papers in reputed national and international Journals. Beside this, he has published three books, five book chapters, three training manuals and

About The Book

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 nation

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