Socio-Cultural Paradigm of Agroforestry in India

Type Journal Article - International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
Title Socio-Cultural Paradigm of Agroforestry in India
Volume 6
Issue 6
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
Page numbers 1371-1377
URL Kumar, et al.pdf
In India, major Agroforestry systems are estimated to cover 25.32 million ha. That
is approximate 8.32% of total geographic area of country. Agrosilviculture
practice includes alley cropping, multiple cropping and inters cropping.
Aquasilvicultures, e.g. tree-fish-arable crop and tree-fish-livestock systems, are
alternatives for land use in the wetlands. Agri-Silvopastoral systems are popular in
the southern region (Home garden in Kerala). However, compared to a
monoculture, well-managed systems have many benefits but particular system not
popularized at large scale in country. The major constraint on Agroforestry is that
lack of proper management, shortage of technical support, rigid policy of
harvesting of tree products and informal, unstructured market. Due to these reason
farmers are disappointing to grow tree on their field resultant that the principle of
Agroforestry are not applied at large scale in country. However, there is a great
potential for the development of Agroforestry in India. This paper presents
recommendations concerning policy options, technical support, extension, and
marketing in Agroforestry

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