Agroforestry Research Developments



Series: Global Agriculture: Developments, Issues, and Research
BISAC: TEC003080

Today, agroforestry ranks high among the significant land-management initiatives that have undertaken the world over the past few decades. Indeed, it is now recognized as an important approach to ensuring food security and rebuilding resilient rural environments. Recent studies have shown that more than one billion hectares of agricultural land have more than 10% tree cover. Of this, 160 million hectares have more than 50% tree cover. Agricultural ecosystems can be further improved through agroforestry to ensure environmental restoration, greater farm productivity, and realization of ecological services, including climate change mitigation and adaptation for improved rural livelihood. Now, agroforestry is considered synonymous to climate smart agriculture and a remedy for many modern environmental challenges, and acts as a mitigating process for climate change. Consequently, the knowledge base of agroforestry is being expanded at a rapid rate as illustrated by the increasing number and quality of scientific publications of various forms on different aspects of agroforestry.

Making full and efficient use of this upsurge in scientific agroforestry is both a challenge and an opportunity to the scientific community, particularly in the scenario of climate change. In order to help prepare themselves better for facing the challenges and seizing the opportunity, agroforestry scientists need access to synthesized information on multi-dimensional aspects of scientific agroforestry. It is believed that widespread scaling-up of agroforestry innovations during the next decade will greatly facilitate the success of global commitments and conventions such as the UN Millennium Development Goals, Convention on Biological Diversity, Framework on Climate Change, and the Convention to Combat Desertification.
This book will be useful for engaging more stakeholders, including students, foresters, farmers, local communities, indigenous people, civil society institutions, the media, private sectors, scientists (working in the fields of Agroforestry, Forestry, Life Sciences, Animal Husbandry & Dairy, Social Science, Food Science and Environmental Sciences), policymakers, leaders, and the public. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Agroforestry Research Developments: Anecdotal to Modern Science
JC Dagar and JC Tewari, Ex-ADG (Natural Resource Management Division, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa New Delhi, India, and others)

Chapter 2. Agroforestry: Potentials for Rehabilitation of Degraded Lands, Constraints and the Way Forward
JC Dagar and SR Gupta, Former ADG (Natural Resources Management Division, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan-II, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India, and others)

Chapter 3. Agroforestry for Crop Diversification and Carbon Sequestration
Baljit Singh, Navneet Kaur, RIS Gill, and JC Dagar (Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, and others)

Chapter 4. Advances in Agroforestry Research toward Sustainable Soil Quality for Increased Food Production and Food Security
SK Dhyani and Rajendra Prasad (ICAR-Natural Resource Management Division, New Delhi, India, and others)

Chapter 5. Relating Sediment and Runoff Yield on Water Quality in Semiarid Mediterranean Agroforestry Watershed: A Case Study
Carmen Rocío Rodríguez Pleguezuelo, Víctor Hugo Durán Zuazo, José Ramón Francia Martínez (Earth and Life Institute/ Environmental Sciences, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium, and others)

Chapter 6. Traditional Agroforestry System in Indian Cold Arid Zone: Case Study of a Village Located near Leh, Ladakh
JC Tewari, MS Raghuvanshi, Kamlesh Pareek, Jigmat Stanzin, Ram Partap, and JC Dagar (ICAR- Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, India, and others)

Chapter 7. Dryland Tropical Homegarden Agroforestry for Conservation of Plant Species Diversity
Hintsa Muruts and Emiru Birhane (College of Dryland Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mekelle University, Ethiopia)

Chapter 8. Enhancing Environmental Services of Salt-affected Lands through Agroforestry
SR Gupta and JC Dagar (Department of Botany, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India, and others)

Chapter 9. Silvopastoral Agroforestry Systems: Lifeline for Dry Regions
ML Soni, V Subbulakshmi, ND Yadava, JC Tewari, and JC Dagar (Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Bikaner , Rajasthan, India, and others)

Chapter 10. Agroforestry for Carbon Sequestration in North Western Himalaya
Archana Verma, J.C. Tewari, Rajesh Kaushal, and Saresh NV (Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, India, and others)

Chapter 11. Agroforestry Research in India: Relevance in Livelihood and Climate Change
Ram Newaj, SB Chavan, Dhiraj Kumar, AR Uthappa, Mahendra Singh, and KB Sridhar (ICAR-Central Agroforestry Research Institute, Jhansi (U.P.), India)

Chapter 12. Mitigation and Adaptation Potential of Agroforestry Systems in India
NH Ravindranath and Priya Joshi (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)

Chapter 13. Multi-strata Agroforestry as an Alternative to Slash-and-Burn Farming in the Peruvian Amazon
Bohdan Lojka, LudvikBortl, Rita Riva Ruiz, Jan Banout, Jana Lojkova, Zbynek Polesny, Daniel Preininger, Julio Ugarte Guerra, and Vladimír Verner (Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamycka, Prague – Suchdol, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 14. Agroforestry: An Alternate Sustainable Land Use and Climate Change Mitigation Option for the Farmers of Central India
SD Upadhyaya and Aashutosh Sharma, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (Jabalpur, India, and others)

Chapter 15. Traditional Grazing Systems in the North of Portugal: A Social, Economic and Environmental Approach
Filipa Torres-Manso, Alexandra Marta-Costa, Luís Tibério, Rui Pinto (Department of Forest and Landscape; Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies; University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. Quinta de Prados, Vila Real, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 16. Recent Advances in Pasture-based Agroforestry Research
Sunil Kumar and Inder Dev (Principal Scientist (Agronomy) & Head, Crop Production Division, ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi (UP), India, and others)

Chapter 17. Woody Perennials in Agroforestry: Eco-friendly Resource for Ruminant Nutrition
Sultan Singh and SS Kundu (Indian Grassland and Fodder Research institute, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India, and others)

Chapter 18. Moringa oleifera: A Potential Agroforestry Tree that Can Meet the Nutritional Requirements of Rural People
Sateesh Suthari and MNV Prasad (Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India)

Chapter 19. The Importance of Acacia koaia in Agroforestry of Hawaii
Kazue Ishihara, Daniel Adamski, Cliff Morden, and Dulal Borthakur (University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA)

Chapter 20. Industrial Agroforestry: A Successful Value Chain Model in Tamil Nadu, India
KT Parthiban (Forest College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Mettupalayam, Tamil Nadu, India)

Chapter 21. System Approach for Enhancing Synergy between Farmers and Industries in Agroforestry
KD Singh (Academy of Forests & Environmental Sciences, DFE Complex Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India)

Chapter 22. Social-ecological Resilience, Adaptive Governance, and Agroforestry in a World of Uncertainty
Kofi Akamani (Department of Forestry, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA)


Additional Information

Audience: Researchers, academicians, development workers and students

Publish with Nova Science Publishers

We publish over 800 titles annually by leading researchers from around the world. Submit a Book Proposal Now!