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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(1): 702-712
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.078


Impact of Agroforestry Practices on Livelihood Improvement of Farmers in Ichak Block of Hazaribagh District, Jharkhand
Rajiv Kumar Mahato, R.B. Sah, P.R. Oraon and Bijay Kumar Singh
Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, Faculty of Forestry, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
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Abstract:

In Ichak block of Hazaribagh district farmers are adopting different land use practices (viz. agriculture and agroforestry systems) on their land. The present investigation was conducted to identify the existing agroforestry practices and livelihood status of farmers. For conducting the study a total of 160 households from four panchayats and eight villages (two villages from each panchayat) were selected through multistage random sampling. Data were collected through survey and by interview of head of the household on pre-tested and pre-structured questionnaire as well as group discussions with villagers. The results revealed that majority of households (98.12%) were headed by male member having age between 40-60 years. All the respondents practice different type of agroforestry practices on their farm. About 80 percent household practices agroforestry on 0.5 to 1.0 acre size of farm land. The prevalent existing agroforestry practices in the area were found to be Homestead (84.38%), Trees on Field Bunds (8.12%), and Silvipasture (7.50%). 25.00 % household had maximum monthly income ranged between Rs. 9001-11000 followed by 16.87 % of more than Rs. 11000 and Rs.1001-3000. Therefore, the rural people should make some strategy for the implementation of agroforestry model with suitable combination of trees and field crops.


Keywords: Land holding, Silvipasture, Bund plantation, Impact, Livelihood
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Rajiv Kumar Mahato, R.B. Sah, P.R. Oraon and Bijay Kumar Singh. 2019. Impact of Agroforestry Practices on Livelihood Improvement of Farmers in Ichak Block of Hazaribagh District, Jharkhand.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(1): 702-712. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.078