Agricultural practice combined with trees and livestock called “agroforestry” is one possible option for reducing emissions of green house gases in atmosphere as well as to improve livelihood of farmers.
Human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas, have caused a substantial increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Removing atmospheric carbon (C) and its storage in woody perennials is one of the alternatives, which has been projected to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.
Home gardening is the oldest land use activity involving deliberate management of multipurpose trees and shrubs in intimate association with annual and perennial agricultural crops and invariably livestock within the compounds of individual house
The study was done using leaf / rhizome / bark extract/ mulches of different medicinal species i.e., Iris ensata, Podophyllum hexandurm, Crocus sativus, Azadirachta indica,
Growing horticulture crops plays an important role in sustainable development of small holdings, rural development, income generation through production of cash crops, agriculture sustainability, and providing employment with value addition and p
The present study was carried out in the six villages (Budali, Majakot, Manao, Dungripanth, Chamdaar, Keshu) of traditional agroforestry systems in Garhwal Himalaya for soil properties and species composition.
Shifting cultivation (Jhum) is a land management system where peoples of northe-eastern regions especially in India are linked with cultural heritage.
If the shifting cultivation in its present form is allowed to continue, land degradation and improverished living conditions of resources poor upland farmers are bound to worsen with time.
Livestock rearing has been the backbone of Himalaya’s economy for centuries and this sector is the primary source of energy for agricultural operation and animal protein for the people.
Agroforestry provides many benefits to farmers and society. Agroforestry helps in improving the quality of life of farmers by providing revenues and ensuring sustainable management of natural resources.
Department of Forestry, HNB Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, India
Professor of Botany and Principal, Government College, Narendranagar, District Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
Prof. Govind Singh Rajwar is working as Professor of Botany and Principal, Government College, Narendranagar, District Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India with a long period of 39 years of research on Himalayan ecology. He has completed Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from HNB Garhwal Univesity and his areas of research include: Forest ecology, Ethnobotany and systematics, Vegetation conservation and management and Invasive species. He has published/edited 7 books and 105 research papers on Mountain Ecology in national and international journals. He has been associated with some journals as member of editorial board/reviewer. He has received some awards and recognitions for his contributions to ecological research and environmental education including Brilliant Young Scientist Recognition by XIV International Botanical Congress, Berlin, Germany (1987) and Outstanding Scholar for Outstanding Contributions to Ecology and Environmental Education by The First International Congress on Ecological Integrity and Environmental Ethics: Living for a Sustainable Future, G B Pant University, Pantnagar (2014). He has been elected as a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London (2007) and National Institute of Ecology (2008).
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