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C.B. Pandey
C.B. Pandey: Natural Resources and Environment Division in Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur

Mahesh Kumar Gaur
Mahesh Kumar Gaur: Senior Scientist at ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur

R.K. Goyal
R.K. Goyal: Principal Scientist (Land and Water Management Engineering) at ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur

About The Book

Natural change in climate is slow and takes millions of years; and it is known to have made our planet hospitable to live. The climate change is not limited to one country or a continent. It is occurring across the globe as evident from droughts in Texas and flooding along the Missouri River in the United States and along the Red River in Canada. Climate change drives many stressors and interacts with many non-climatic stressors which make it difficult to forecast outcomes in any general way other than existing threats to agriculture. Agroforestry increases a high level of diversity within agricultural lands which supports numerous ecological and production services that bring resilience to the impact of climate change mitigation and adaptation. Climate change risk management is difficult in annual cropping systems due to increasing uncertainty of inter-annual variability in rainfall and temperature. Mixing of woody trees with crops, forage and livestock operations provides greater resilience to the inter-annual variability through crop diversification and increased resource use efficiency. Deep rooted trees allow better access to nutrients and water during droughts and when appropriately integrated into annual cropping systems and extract from different resource pools that would otherwise be lost from systems. Agroforestry increases soil porosity, reduces runoff and increases soil cover, which improve water infiltration and reduces moisture stress in low rainfall years. During periods of excessive soil moisture, tree based systems keep soils aerated by pumping out excess water and offer an economic return. The book contains 36 chapters mainly on agroforestry practices found in India and its role in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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  2. Climate Smart Agriculture and Carbon Sequestration


    Abhishek Raj, M. K. Jhariya and S. S. Bargali
    1 - 20 (20 Pages)
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  3. Perceived Weather Anomalies and Climate Change: Community Based Adaptation in Sustaining Natural Resources and Livelihoods by Adi and Monpa Communities on Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalaya


    Ranjay K. Singh and Arun Agrawal
    21 - 58 (38 Pages)
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  4. Agroforestry: A Sustainable Land use System for Livelihood Security and Climate Change Mitigation


    P. Saikia, Amit Kumar and M. L. Khan
    59 - 68 (10 Pages)
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  5. Livelihood Opportunities through Natural Vegetation for Adaptation to Climate Change


    Suresh Kumar
    69 - 80 (12 Pages)
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  6. Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources through Agroforestry System


    J.P. Singh, V.S. Rathore, Venkatesan, K.
    81 - 92 (12 Pages)
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  7. Mitigating Climate Change Through Efficient Agroforestry Methods


    Deepak Kumar
    93 - 106 (14 Pages)
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  8. Carbon Sequestration in Agroforestry Systems in Arid Regions of Rajasthan


    M. L. Soni, V. Subbulakshmi, N. D. Yadava and K. R. Sheetal
    107 - 128 (22 Pages)
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  9. Geospatial Technology: An Effective Tool for Mapping, Monitoring and Decision Support in Agroforestry for Sustainability


    Mahesh Kumar Gaur, R.K. Goyal and J.S. Chouhan
    129 - 156 (28 Pages)
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  10. Alternate Land use Systems in Western Rajasthan


    N. D. Yadava and V. S. Rathore
    157 - 166 (10 Pages)
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    Improving Livelihood Through Agroforestry in Hot Arid Region


    J.C. Tewari, Kamlesh Pareek and Shiran K.
    167 - 178 (12 Pages)
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    Conservation Tillage and Crop Residue Management in Relation to Dynamics of Soil C and N Under Climate Change Scenario - I


    N. S. Pasricha
    179 - 210 (32 Pages)
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    Conservation Tillage and Crop Residue Management in Relation to Dynamics of Soil C and N Under Climate Change Scenario–II


    N.S. Pasricha
    211 - 248 (38 Pages)
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    Agroforestry: A Sustainable, Multifunctional and Diversified Production System for Hot Arid Zone of India


    Archana Verma, Shiran K., J.C. Tewari, Rajwant Kaur Kalia, Saresh N.V., Mahesh Kumar Gaur and Shrawan Kumar
    249 - 270 (22 Pages)
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    Role of Plant –Microbe Interaction in Agroforestry


    Anjly Pancholy and S.K. Singh
    271 - 280 (10 Pages)
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    Rainwater Management for Climate Resilience in Arid Region


    R.K. Goyal and Mahesh Kumar Gaur
    281 - 290 (10 Pages)
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    Horticulture Based Agroforestry in Arid Region of Rajasthan


    A.K. Shukla, M.B. Noor mohamed, Keerthika A, Dipak Kumar Gupta B.L. Jangid and P.L. Regar
    291 - 308 (18 Pages)
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    Role of Small Ruminants and Agro Forestry System in Arid Zone


    A.K. Patel
    309 - 324 (16 Pages)
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    Traditional Agroforestry System for Global Warming Adaptation in Arid Rajasthan


    G. Singh
    325 - 344 (20 Pages)
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    Water Budgeting and Management for Production in Tree Based System


    R.K. Goyal
    345 - 358 (14 Pages)
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    Traditional Agroforestry in India: Problems and Prospects


    S.K. Dhyani
    359 - 380 (22 Pages)
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    Complementarity in Growth Resources Sharing Makes Homegarden Agroforestry Sustainable


    C.B. Pandey
    381 - 396 (16 Pages)
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    Livelihood and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation through Agroforestry


    Sivakumaran Sivaramanan
    397 - 434 (38 Pages)
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    Potential of Agroforestry for Climate Change Mitigation


    J.C. Tewari, Kamlesh Pareek, Shiran K. and Mahesh Kumar Gaur
    435 - 446 (12 Pages)
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    Livestock as a Source of Livelihood Security in Arid Agroforestry System


    B.K. Mathur
    447 - 462 (16 Pages)
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    Molecular Characterization of Tree Species for their Genetic Improvement


    S.K. Singh
    463 - 482 (20 Pages)
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    Management of Salt-Affected Soils in Arid and Semi-Arid Ecosystem


    Mahesh Kumar and N. R. Panwar
    483 - 492 (10 Pages)
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    Wind Erosion Control Through Vegetative Measures to Combat Desertification


    Priyabrata Santra, Suresh Kumar and P.C. Moharana
    493 - 502 (10 Pages)
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    Micropropagation: A Method for Mass Multiplication of Elite Trees


    Rajwant K. Kalia, Sidhika Chhajer and Sanjay Kalia
    503 - 524 (22 Pages)
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    Potential Indigenous Agroforestry Systems of Northeastern Region of India


    U. C. Sharma
    525 - 540 (16 Pages)
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    The Role of Agroforestry in Carbon Sequestration


    U.C. Sharma
    541 - 554 (14 Pages)
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    Agroforestry Rehabilitates Farmers through Clonal Plantations on Wastelands in Karnataka, India


    S.K. Sharma
    555 - 564 (10 Pages)
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    Economics and Yield Performance of Gamhar (Gmelina arborea roxb.) Under Agri-silvicultural System in East Singhbhum District in Jharkhand, India


    Malik, M.S.and Vikas Kumar
    565 - 578 (14 Pages)
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    Poplar (Populus deltoides) Based Agroforestry Systems: An Economically Viable Livelihood Option for the Farmers of North India


    N.V. Saresh, Archana Verma, D. S. Rana, Ravi Bhardwaj, B. Hulikatti Mahantesh, S. M. Raghavendra and M.S. Sankanur
    579 - 594 (16 Pages)
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    Tree Diversity and Ecosystem Services of Rural and Urban Homegardens Agroforestry of Kottayam DistrictKerala, India


    Vikas Kumar, Abhijith R. and T. K. Kunhamu
    595 - 626 (32 Pages)
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    Agroforestry: A Multipurpose Multi-Storeyed Renewable Plant Treasure with Medicinal Values Giving Multi-Returns for Livelihood and Benefits over Climate Change


    S. Panda, P. K. Dhara, S. Sarkar and N. C. Das
    627 - 638 (12 Pages)
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    Entomofauna in Agroforestry Systems Friends or Foes


    Nisha Patel
    639 - 644 (6 Pages)
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