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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 595-604
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.706.068


Socioeconomic Analysis of Tribal Farmers in the Gumla District of Jharkhand from Existing Agroforestry Practices
Amar Kumar, R.B. Sah, Bijay Kumar Singh and P.R. Oraon
Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, Faculty of Forestry, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
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Abstract:

Agroforestry is a dynamic and sustainable land management system of deliberately growing woody perennials along with agricultural crops on farmlands to secure both tangible and intangible benefits to the farmers.It plays a vital role in conserving our natural resources, thus it is a step towards sustainable productivity. The present study is the outcome of socio-economic diagnosis of traditional agroforestry practices followed by farmers in Gumla district of Jharkhand. Among cast categories ST (92.50%) was the most dominant caste followed by GEN (5.00%) whereas minimum SC (0.83%) in the study area. The existing agroforestry practices of households adopted i.e. agrisilviculture and agrihorticulture. Total annual income of household’s 37.50 percent respondents earns upto Rs. 30,001 to 60,000 followed by 22.50 percent earn Rs. 60,001 to 90,000, and minimum 6.67 percent earn more than Rs. 1, 20,000 per annum. In this area 70.00% of respondents had interested to grow forest trees on their own farm land whereas 95.00% of respondents had interested to grow horticulture trees on their own farm land whereas. Therefore traditional agroforestry systems also provides some assistance originating from traditional knowledge to the farmer and local communities in one or another way thereby ensuring livelihood options for the farmers of the district.


Keywords: Agroforestry, Agrisilviculture, Agrihorticulture, Tribal, Socioeconomic
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Amar Kumar, R.B. Sah, Bijay Kumar Singh and Oraon, P.R. 2018. Socioeconomic Analysis of Tribal Farmers in the Gumla District of Jharkhand from Existing Agroforestry Practices.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 595-604. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.706.068