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A Textbook of Agroforestry: Principles, Practices and Applications

A Textbook Of Agroforestry: Principles, Practices And Applications

ISBN : 9788197377689
Edition : 1
Year : 2021
Volume : 1
Author : Dr. (Prof.) Parthiban KT, Ms Keerthika A
Publisher : Agrobios (India)
Language : English
MRP : 350.00
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AMERICAN ROYAL (229 x 152mm)
Associated Subjects:
Agricultural Sciences ,
Wide range of textbooks on Agroforestry are available but most of them has not witnessed the recent advances made in Agroforestry which necessitated an advanced book in Agroforestry incorporating basic to the recent advances. Under such circumstances, the current book entitled Agroforestry- Principles, Practices, and Applications has been conceived and presented with 21 chapters. 
1 Agriculture and Agro Biodiversity
1.1. Definitions
1.2. Farming practices
1.3. Cropping patterns in India
1.4. Salient features of Indian Agriculture
1.5. Land use system in India
1.6. Land Capability Classification (LCC)
1.7. Agro biodiversity
1.8. Green revolution
1.9. Objective questions
1.10. Short notes
2 Agroforestry: Basic Concepts
2.1. Definitions
2.2. History of agroforestry in India
2.3. Development and status of agroforestry in India
2.4. Major Agroforestry technologies
2.5. Prominent agroforestry systems in different agro-climatic region
2.6. Agroforestry research in India
2.7. Area under agroforestry in India
2.8. Benefits of agroforestry
2.9. Constraints in Agroforestry
2.10. Criteria for selection of tree species in agroforestry
2.11. Objective questions
2.12. Short notes
3 Global and National Agroforestry Practices
3.1. Agroforestry systems of Europe
3.2. Agroforestry systems of Africa
3.3. Agroforestry practices in Australia
3.4. Agroforestry practices of North and South America
3.5. Agroforestry practices in Asia
3.6. Agroforestry practices in India
3.7. Objective questions
3.8. Short notes
4 Agroforestry Classifications
4.1. Most accepted agroforestry classification (Adapted from Nair, 1985)
4.2. Structural Classification
4.3. Functional classification
4.4. Socio – economic classification
4.5. Ecological classification
4.6. Objective questions
4.7. Short notes
5 Multifunctional Agroforestry System
5.1. Definition
5.2. Design of Multifunctional Agroforestry
5.3. Benefits of Multifunctional Agroforestry
5.4. Way forward
5.5. Objective questions
5.6. Short notes
6 Temperate Agroforestry
6.1. Characteristics features of Himalayan Region
6.2. Agroforestry system in Western Himalayas
6.3. Special type of Agroforestry
6.4. Agroforestry in Eastern Himalayas
6.5. Other models
6.6. Three tier land use system
6.7. Objective questions
6.8. Short notes
7 Tree: Crop Interactions
7.1. Definition
7.2. Factors facilitating tree crop interaction
7.3. Types of interaction
7.4. Objective questions
7.5. Short notes
8 Allelopathy in Agroforestry
8.1. Definitions
8.2. Sources of Allelochemicals
8.3. Classes of allelochemicals
8.4. Allelochemicals Release Process
8.5. Mechanism of action of allelochemicals
8.6. Impacts of allelopathy in agroforestry
8.7. Factors influencing allelopathy
8.8. Objective questions
8.9. Write short notes
9 Nutrient Cycling in Agroforestry
9.1. Sources of nutrients
9.2. Nutrient losses
9.3. Various forms and types of Nutrient Cycle
9.4. Agroforestry in Nutrient Cycling
9.5. Objective questions
9.6. Short notes
10 Nitrogen Fixing Trees (NFTs)
10.1. Biological Nitrogen Fixation (BNF)
10.2. Nitrogen Fixing Trees (NFTs)
10.3. Nodulation process
10.4. Actinorhizal plants
10.5. Benefits of NFTs
10.6. Introduction of Nitrogen Fixing Trees (NFTs) in agroforestry system
10.7. Objective questions
10.8. Short notes
11 Multipurpose Tree Species (MPTs)
11.1. Definition
11.2. Different forms of Multipurpose tree species
11.3. Need for incorporation of multipurpose trees in Agroforestry
11.4. Characteristics of multipurpose tree species (MPTS)
11.5. Choice of species
11.6. Other factors that determine choice of species
11.7. Uses of Multipurpose trees (MPTs)
11.8. Management of Multipurpose Tree Species (MPTs)
11.9. Objective questions
11.10. Short notes
12 Root Management in Agroforestry
12.1. Definition
12.2. Basics of roots
12.3. Types of roots
12.4. Functions of roots
12.5. Root Rhizosphere
12.6. Root distribution
12.7. Root system development
12.8. Criteria for selection of tree roots in Agroforestry
12.9. Tree root management strategies
12.10. Objective questions
12.11. Short notes
13 Industrial Agroforestry
13.1. Definition
13.2. Scope and potential
13.3. Major Wood based Industries (WBI)
13.4. Contract farming
13.5. Contract farming in agroforestry
13.6. Role of stakeholders
13.7. Advantages contract farming
13.8. Disadvantages of contract farming
13.9. Objective questions
13.10. Short notes
14 Agroforestry and Climate Change
14.1. Some definitions
14.2. Causes of climate change
14.3. Effects of climate change
14.4. Key impacts of Global Warming: Climate Change
14.5. Global warming
14.6. Sources of Greenhouse gases (GHGS)
14.7. Carbon sequestration
14.8. Objective questions
14.9. Short notes
15 Agroforestry for Wasteland Development
15.1. Wastelands
15.2. Causes for formation of wastelands
15.3. Impacts of land degradation
15.4. Classification of wastelands
15.5. Extent of Wastelands
15.6. Category wise extend of Wastelands
15.7. Strategies for development of wastelands
15.8. Reclamation strategies for development of wastelands
15.9. Objective questions
15.10. Short notes
16 Ecosystem Services and Agroforestry
16.1. Ecosystem services
16.2. Types of Ecosystem services
16.3. Ecosystem services of Agroforestry
16.4. Objective questions
16.5. Short notes
17 Innovations in Agroforestry
17.1. Technological innovations
17.2. Organizational innovations
17.3. Marketing innovations
17.4. Tree insurance scheme
17.5. Consortium of Industrial agroforestry (CIAF)
17.6. Agroforestry Business Incubator (ABI)
17.7. Objective questions
17.8. Short notes
18 Diagnosis and Design (D&D) in Agroforestry
18.1. Diagnosis and Design (D&D)
18.2. Stages of D&D
18.3. Features of D&D
18.4. Methods of D&D
18.5. Criteria for good agroforestry design
18.6. Objective questions
18.7. Short notes
19 Economic Analysis of Agroforestry
19.1. Investment criteria are classified in to following categories
19.2. Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) method
19.3. Undiscounted cash flow criteria
19.4. Short notes
20 Organizations involved in Agroforestry Research and Development
20.1. International organizations
20.2. National organizations
20.3. Objective questions
20.4. Abbreviate the following
21 Policy Issues in Agroforestry
21.1. Agroforestry potential and opportunities
21.2. National Agroforestry policy (NAP)
21.3. Sub-Mission on Agroforestry (SMAF)
21.4. Agroforestry in Agricultural Policies
21.5. Timber transit rules in India
21.6. Recent developments
21.7. Objective questions
21.8. Short notes
Annexure I

Dr. (Prof.) Parthiban KT

Dr. K.T. Parthiban is a Professor engaged in professional forestry education, research and extension activities for the past 24 years. He conceived and promoted the value chain models for Industrial Agroforestry in association with wood based industries. He is instrumental in development of varieties in Casuarina, Melia,kadam and Eucalyptus. He has implemented research projects funded by DST, DBT, ICAR, Dept. of Environment, SLUB, NOVOD Board and several wood based industries. He has authored 12 books and over 100 research papers.  He is pioneer in establishing Indias first Consortium of Industrial Agroforestry (CIAF) and Agroforestry Business Incubator and resolving the PCS issues in agroforestry sector. Dr. K.T. Parthiban has travelled widely in European, South American and Asian countries  

Ms Keerthika A

Ms. Keerthika A. is borne at the Faculty of Forestry and working as Scientist (Agroforestry) at ICAR- Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Regional Research Station (RRS), Pali-Marwar, Rajasthan. She is actively involved in germplasm collection, evaluation and improvement in trees and fruit crops. Her specialization includes tree improvement, Tree Borne Oil seeds, ecosystem services in multifunctional agroforestry, carbon sequestration and development of agroforestry models. She has published about 30 research papers, 16 book chapters, 25 research abstracts and 8 popular articles in reputed international and national publications.

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