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C.B. Pandey
C.B. Pandey Presently Head, Division of Natural Resources & Environment Central Arid Zone Research Institute Jodhpur – 342 003, Rajasthan

O.P. Chaturvedi
O.P. Chaturvedi Principal Scientist & Head Central Soil & Water Conservation Research & Training Institute Dehradun – 248 195 Uttarakhand

Dr. C. B. Pandey
Dr. C. B. Pandey: Formerly: Senior Scientist, Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Presently: Principal Scientist & Head, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur-342 003, Rajasthan

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The book includes total 26 s; the first 10 s describe traditional agroforestry systems found in different parts of our country. Homegardens, having a multi-tire in structure, are another example of traditional agroforestry system found generally in northeast and southern part of our country. s 11 to 14 deal with some modern agroforestry models, and mechanism of competitive interaction in found in agroforestry systems. 15 to 19 describes nutrient cycling and natural growth resources conservation by agroforestry systems. Tree has both protective as well as productive role. Tree canopies protect soils from rain beating and wind blowing whereas fine roots bind soil particles together and thereby protect soils from erosion. Trees recycle leaf and root litter and nutrients and make system at least semi-sustainable. Different models of agroforestry like shelterbelt and wind breaks are known to help protect environment from dust and sand dunes drifting; some models like medicinal plant based system that provide medicinal and other high value crops. These service oriented functions of agroforestry are described in 20 to 23. Tree improvement is an important aspect of agroforestry study. It helps develop plus trees for different agroforestry models. Multiplication of propgules and planting materials are equally important for development of agroforestry. These information are provided in s 24 and 25. But, agroforestry systems require much more parameters owing to their perennial nature. The last describes economic parameters like NPV, IRR, annuity, sensitivity etc. in detail.

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  2. Traditional Homegarden Agroforestry: Structural Diversity and Functional Dynamics in Aizawl District of Mizoram, Northeast India


    A.R. Barbhuiya and U.K. Sahoo
    1 - 26 (26 Pages)
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  3. Shifting Cultivation in North Eastern Region of India


    J.M.S.Tomar, Anup Das, Rajesh Kaushal and O.P. Chaturvedi
    27 - 44 (18 Pages)
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  4. Functional Roles and Services of Traditional Agroforestry Systems in the Sikkim Himalaya


    Ghanashyam Sharma, Rita Sharma and Eklabya Sharma
    45 - 70 (26 Pages)
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  5. Traditional Agroforestry Systems on the Garhwal Himalaya


    N.P. Todaria and Bhupendra Singh
    71 - 92 (22 Pages)
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  6. Acacia nilotica Based Traditional Agroforestry System in Central India


    C.B. Pandey
    93 - 114 (22 Pages)
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  7. Homegarden Agroforestry: Structure and Function in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands


    C.B. Pandey and Lalita Singh
    115 - 142 (28 Pages)
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  8. Integrated Farming System for Island Conditions: A Case Study from The Andaman and Nicobar  Islands


    N. Ravisankar, S.C. Pramanik, S. Jeyakumar, M. Din, S.K. Ambast and R.C.Srivastava
    143 - 172 (30 Pages)
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  9. Agroforestry Practices in Tamil Nadu


    M.P. Divya
    173 - 180 (8 Pages)
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  10. Production and Functional Aspects of Agroforestry for Enhancing Livelihood Support in Indian Dry Regions


    G. Singh
    181 - 222 (42 Pages)
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    Status and Scope of Agroforestry Practices in Bihar


    D.K. Das, R.K. Jha, and O.P. Chaturvedi
    223 - 246 (24 Pages)
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    Poplar Based Agroforestry Models on Trans-Gangetic Plains of India


    R.I.S. Gill, Baljit Singh, K.S. Sangha, G.P.S. Dhillon and Navneet Kaur
    247 - 272 (26 Pages)
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    Silvopastoral System in the Andaman Islands


    C.B. Pandey
    273 - 298 (26 Pages)
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  14. 13 

    Alley Cropping System: Traditional and Modified Version for the Humid Tropics


    C.B. Pandey
    299 - 320 (22 Pages)
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    Mechanism of Competitive Interaction in Agroforestry: A Case Study from An Alley-Cropping System


    C.B. Pandey
    321 - 332 (12 Pages)
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    Agroforestry Systems for Resource Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture in Arid and Semi-arid Conditions


    R.K. Singh, M. Osman and A.K. Parandiyal
    333 - 342 (10 Pages)
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    Role of Agroforestry Systems in Biodiversity Conservation: A Case Study from Coffee Based Agroforestry Systems, Karnataka, South India


    Sathish B.N., Kushalappa C.G., Syam Viswanatha and S. Raghavendra
    343 - 348 (6 Pages)
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    Soil Erosion Control using Different Vegetative Methods on Hilly Terrain of South Andaman


    C.B. Pandey and S.K. Chaudhari
    349 - 358 (10 Pages)
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    Agroforestry and its Impact on Soil Fertility Improvement in North-east India


    M. Datta
    359 - 396 (38 Pages)
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    Nutrient Cycling in Homegarden Agroforestry in the Andaman Islands


    C.B. Pandey and Lalita Singh
    397 - 448 (52 Pages)
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    Agroforestry: An Alternate Landuse for Wasteland Utilization in Central India


    S.D. Upadhyaya and Aashutosh Sharma
    449 - 476 (28 Pages)
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  22. 21 

    Rehabilitation of Degraded Lands through Silvipastoral Systems: A Balanced Approach for Alternative Land use in the North-Western Himalayas


    Charan Singh and O.P. Chaturvedi
    477 - 498 (22 Pages)
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    Role of Windbreaks/shelterbelts for Conservation of Natural Resources in Arid Conditions


    Rajendra Prasad, R.S. Mertia, and S.K. Dhyani
    499 - 512 (14 Pages)
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  24. 23 

    Scope and Potential of Medicinal Plants in Agroforestry: An Appraisal


    P.S. Thakur and C.L. Thakur
    513 - 526 (14 Pages)
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    Tree Improvement in Tamil Nadu


    M.P. Divya, R. Jayaramasoundari and N. Chandra Sekaran
    527 - 548 (22 Pages)
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  26. 25 

    Package and Practices of Mass Production Through Vegetative Propagation and Cultivation of Bamboos


    R. Kaushal, S.K. Tewari, R.L. Banik, J.M.S. Tomar and O.P. Chaturvedi
    549 - 564 (16 Pages)
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    Economics of Traditional Agroforestry Models in Orissa, India


    P.K. Singh and S.M.S. Quli
    565 - 578 (14 Pages)
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