• Agro Forestry in India

Agro Forestry in India

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Overview

  • Author :K.G. Tejwani
  • Year of Publication :2002
  • ISBN: :9788170229186
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVIII, 233
  • Size: 25 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Environmental Science, Forestry


About the Book :

Agroforestry practices are traditional, very old, and very specific to the local social, economic and agroecological conditions. The farmers, graziers, and forest dwellers have an intimate knowledge of these traditional practices. With the establishment of ICRAF in 1978, agroforestry practices started receiving greater attention. In fact, been a critical. However, as usual there was little understanding of the traditional practices, past research, and about the future research needs. This prompted the author to launch on an extensive search for over a period of almost a decade, the outcome of which, is this book. The book should be of interest to those who are concerned with land use in agriculture, forest and soil conservation departments, universities, and international agencies. Eight chapters of the book cover historical perspective agrosilviculture, plantation crops under shade of trees, agricultural crops with commercial trees, shifting cultivation and other forest-based silvoagriculture practices, pastoralsilviculture, silvopastoral, and agrosilvopastoral practices.


About Author :

K.G. Tejwani has B.Sc. (Agri.) and M.Sc. (Agri.) University of Bombay; Ph.D. University of Adelaide. He was a USAID Participant Trainee, USA. He is a Fellow of the East West Center, Honolulu. Recepient of a number of award1s and honours. Dr. Tejwani was Director, Central Soil & Water Conservation Research & Training Institute, ICAR, Dehradun; Resident Associate, ICIMOD, Kathmandu. Presently he is Director, Land Use Consultants (Intn'I), New Delhi. Dr. Tejwani has been involved in Agroforestry Research since 1957. Coordinated Research Project on Agroforestry; he was the Coordinator for the South Asia component of the Global Agro forestry Inventory implemented by ICRAF. Dr. Tejwani has been an expert consultant to UNDP, FAO, UNEP, UNESCO,UNCCD, World Bank, Mekong Committee, World Resources Institute, SIDA and Ford Foundation. Dr. Tejwani has been Founder President, Founder Member, Member of Boards of Governors, Council Member of a number of International and National Scientific Societies, Associations and Organisations, and a visiting Professor. He has travelled widely in Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe and Pacific. He was an Editor of the Agro forestry Systems International Journal (1983 to 2000).