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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 1371-1377
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.161


Socio-Cultural Paradigm of Agroforestry in India
Yogesh Kumar1, Tarun Kumar Thakur2* and A. Thakur3
Department of Environmental Science, IG National Tribal University, Amarkantak, MP- 484887, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

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.


Keywords: Hot spot, Sustainability, Alley cropping, Home garden and Average land holding
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Yogesh Kumar, Tarun Kumar Thakur and Thakur, A. 2017. Socio-Cultural Paradigm of Agroforestry in India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 1371-1377. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.161