About the book
Farming of agricultural crops and livestock integrated with tree components is known as agroforestry. It is practiced by farming communities of all over world since time immemorial, but its appreciation as a science is practically four decades old. The scientific and systematic research approach is applicable in land, water, and energy utilization, in order to improve the overall production and productivity of food gain. Apart from the above mentioned, agroforestry is also a helpful tool for climate change impact mitigation through location-specific agroforestry models and enhancing the economic status and livelihood of the related farming communities. In the present day context, agroforestry acts a viable option for carbon capture and agroecosystems health restoration with the involvement of nitrogen-fixing plants, at the same time providing multiple products. With this background, agroforestry land use should become an important strategy option for policy makers which should be considered for climate change mitigation actions applied to climate-smart farming and sustainable development. However, agroforestry research carried out until today is unfortunately not on hand for the farming communities who are the backbone and pioneer in community development, particularly the ones in developing countries. In this view, the volume “Agroforestry - Small Landholder’s Tool for Climate Change Resiliency and Mitigation” is proposed.