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Advances in Agroforestry

Agroforestry Systems in India: Livelihood Security & Ecosystem Services

Editors: Dagar, Jagdish Chander, Singh, Anil Kumar, Arunachalam, Ayyanadar (Eds.)

  • The first attempt to compile research done in India on agroforestry
  • Represents a bold step towards authoritative accounts of agroforestry in different ecoregions of South and Southeast Asia
  • The book will be useful for researchers, scientists, students and policy makers not only of agroforestry discipline  but also from other related disciplines such as agriculture including livestock, dairy, fishery; forestry; biological sciences; environmental sciences including related to climate change; natural resource management; ecology; and social sciences
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About this book

Agroforestry, the word coined in early seventies, has made its place in all the developed and the developing countries of the world and is now recognized as an important approach to ensuring food security and rebuilding resilient rural environments. India has been an all-time leader in agroforestry. The South and Southeast Asia region comprising India is often described as the cradle of agroforestry. Almost all forms of agroforestry systems exist across India in ecozones ranging from humid tropical lowlands to high-altitude and temperate biomes, and perhumid rainforest zones to parched drylands. The country ranks foremost among the community of nations not only in terms of this enormous diversity and long tradition of the practice of agroforestry, but also in fostering scientific developments in the subject. Agroforestry applies to private agricultural and forest lands and communities that also include highly erodible, flood-prone, economically marginal and environmentally sensitive lands. The typical situation is agricultural, where trees are added to create desired benefits. Agroforestry allows for the diversification of farm activities and makes better use of environmental resources. Owing to an increase in the population of human and cattle, there is increasing demand of food as well as fodder, particularly in developing countries like India. So far, there is no policy that deals with specifics in agroforestry in India. But, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research has been discussing on the scope of having a National Agroforestry Policy in appropriate platforms. However, evolving a policy requires good and reliable datasets from different corners of the country on the subject matter. This synthesis volume containing 13 chapters is an attempt to collate available information in a classified manner into different system ecologies, problems and solutions, and converging them into a policy support.

About the authors

Dr. Jagdish Chander Dagar has been well recognized for his research in the areas of management of natural resources, agroforestry, rehabilitation of degraded lands, biosaline agriculture, biodrainage, climate change, sustainable agriculture and policy; both nationally and internationally. Dr. Dagar was the Assistant Director General (Agronomy/Agroforestry) at the headquarters of ICAR. He has written several books and published more than 200 research papers of high repute in international and national level journals and has been conferred with several awards and honors. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and several other professional societies. He has also been consulting several national and international agencies such as FAO and CIMMYT.

Dr. A. Arunachalam is a trained ecologist from the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, and has grown professionally through strong pursuit in ecological research that is evident from his more than 135 research papers. Currently, he is working as a Principal Scientist in the headquarters of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi. His academic excellence is also evident from several awards/honors he has received. Dr. Arunachalam is a Fellow/Associate of several professional societies.

Dr. Anil Kumar Singh is currently the Vice-Chancellor of the Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi VishwaVidyalaya, Gwalior. Earlier, he was the Deputy Director General (NRM) in ICAR – 2007-2012; Acting Director, IARI – 2005-2006; Project Director, Water Technology Centre – 1999-2007. His areas of research interest have been soil-water-nutrient-plant-atmosphere interactions, crop growth simulation, irrigation water management and integrated watershed management. Dr. Singh is a recipient of several award/honors and is a Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dagar, Jagdish Chander (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Soil Conservation and Ecosystem Stability: Natural Resource Management through Agroforestry in Northwestern Himalayan Region

    Kashyap, S. D. (et al.)

    Pages 21-55

  • From Shifting Cultivation to Integrating Farming: Experience of Agroforestry Development in the Northeastern Himalayan Region

    Singh, A. K. (et al.)

    Pages 57-86

  • Agroforestry Inroads from the Traditional Two-Crop Systems in Heartlands of the Indo-Gangetic Plains

    Pathak, P. S. (et al.)

    Pages 87-116

  • Agroforestry as a Strategy for Livelihood Security in the Rainfed Areas: Experience and Expectations

    Korwar, G. R. (et al.)

    Pages 117-154

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-81-322-1662-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-81-322-1661-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-81-322-2922-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agroforestry Systems in India: Livelihood Security & Ecosystem Services
Editors
  • Jagdish Chander Dagar
  • Anil Kumar Singh
  • Ayyanadar Arunachalam
Series Title
Advances in Agroforestry
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1662-9
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1662-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1661-2
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-2922-3
Series ISSN
1875-1199
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 400
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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