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Agroforestry - Small Landholder’s Tool for Climate Change Resiliency and Mitigation

Gopal Shukla

North Bengal Agricultural University

As an expert in forestry ecology and conservation, Dr. Shukla is affiliated with the North Bengal Agricultural University and was engaged in NAIP, NICRA, and SERB projects.

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Sumit Chakravarty

North Bengal Agricultural University

Dr. Chakravarty has a wide experience in forestry training, research and development and is currently working as a Professor in Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, India.

Pankaj Panwar

Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation

Dr. Pankaj Panwar is the Principal Scientist in Forestry and Agroforestry with research experience in both temperate and dry subtropical and humid subtropical climates. He has over 80 publications including 7 books.

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Jahangeer A. Bhat

Central Agricultural University, India

Dr. Bhat has been instrumental for developing HE and TVET streams of forestry and allied programs and he has worked closely in the area of accreditation with the Fiji Higher Education Commission and forestry stakeholders.

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Agroforestry Food Production Medicinal Plants Livestock Climate Change Soil Improvement Moisture Conservation Carbon Sequestration Water Conservation GIS and Remote Sensing Region-Specific Models Sustainable Development

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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.

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Date completed: August 27th 2020

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Review results due: February 11th 2021

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Expected publication date: April 12th 2021

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Gopal Shukla

North Bengal Agricultural University

Dr. Gopal Shukla is currently working as a Assistant Professor of Forestry at Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. He holds M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in forestry from Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya. Prior to joining the university job he has worked under NAIP, NICRA and SERB projects. The focus of his research and development work is forest ecology and conservation. He is currently engaged in forestry training and development, especially in the aspects of forestry, agroforestry, medicinal plants, and climate change.

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