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Agroforestry Systems for Sustainable Land Use

Edited By: P S Singh, P S Pathak and M M Roy

Oxford & IBH Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #43015 | ISBN: 1886106193
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Agroforestry has much to offer in providing diverse products for use by the ever-increasing human and livestock population on a sustainable basis. The need for practicing this technology in the Asia-Pacific region is of special importance due to the decrease in the land-man ratio and an increase in the deforestation rate to an alarming level. This volume discusses various aspects of this techology with examples from India, China, Indonesia and Nepal.


Agroforestry systems on degraded lands - an introduction; land degradation - a global menace and its improvement through agroforestry; possibilities offered by grasslands; ICRAFs mission in Asia - a test of three systems hypotheses; indigenous agroforestry systems - an adoptable strategy for rehabilitation and sustainable management of degraded land; role of agroforestry in restoring degraded areas; sustainable development of degraded lands in Australia through agroforestry and other farming systems; the potential of agroforestry for sequestering carbon in wastelands and mitigating climate change; agroforestry options for degraded and problematic soils in India; management and monitoring of fragile ecosystems in the aric North West of China - development of a silva-pastoral ecosystem; silvopastoral research in temperate upland and lowland grassland in the United Kingdom; possible roles of three strata forage system for the sustainable development of degraded small holder dryland farming area in Indonesia; jackfruit species and their multiple uses in Nepal; environmental impact of farm forestry activities - a case from Chitwan, Nepal; sustainable development of pasture industry in China; agroforestry technologies for sustainable production in Sri Lanka; production potential of traditional agroforestry systems in Mid-Hills of Himachal Himalaya; integrated land use management for Eastern Himalayan agro-ecosystems; rehabilitation of mine spoils with particular reference to multipurpose trees; degraded lands, agroforestry and energy needs - issue and development strategies; blowing ten myths about agroforestry - restoring the productivity of marginal dry regions; the socio-economic millieu and agroforestry in arid region of western Rajastan.

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