Agroforestry is practiced traditionally since time immemorial to meet diverse needs of households and holds good prospects in present times also on account of global climate change and population pressure. At microlevel in farms, there are twin problems of getting and sustaining higher crop productivity vis-à-vis minimizing environmental impact and maintaining soil quality. These twin problems can get solved by developing and adopting site specific agroforestry systems. In the context, this book identifies the key issues associated with agroforestry practices for meeting challenges of sustaining high resource productivity, livelihood security with mitigation of climate challenge. It discusses solutions to these challenges by giving region specific agroforestry systems, manipulation of agroforestry knowledge for soil and water conservation and solving many issues in agroforestry. Topics covered include scope and practices of agroforestry, mitigation of climate change, manipulation of processes in agroforestry for better resource productivity, ecosystem development through agroforestry, issues in agroforestry research and development.
Dr. O.P. Chaturvedi was born on 1st January, 1956 at Barwan, Uttar Pradesh and completed M.Sc. from BHU, Varanasi and Ph. D. from Kumaun University, Nainital with specialization in Forestry/Forest Ecology. He has published more than 100 research papers in international and national journal of repute, one book, 14 book chapters and 25 popular articles. He is awardees of NAAS and National Institute of Ecology Fellowship. He is also the recipient of 1st K. G. Tejwani award for his outstanding contribution in the field of agroforestry research and NAAS recognition award-2008 for significant contribution in soil, water and environmental sciences. He has guided two M.Sc. students. He specializes in Forestry and Agroforestry research.
Dr. A. Venkatesh was born on 26th May, 1973 at Sattur, Tamil Nadu and completed his M.Sc and Ph. D from TNAU, Coimbatore in Forestry. He got published 27 research papers, five books, 11 book chapters and seven popular articles. He has been awarded best thesis in Ph. D., ICAR-JRF and Prize Money by Government of Tamil Nadu. He has specialization in value addition in agroforestry and tree-crop interaction.
Dr. R.S. Yadav was born on 30th September, 1967 at Badhal, district-Jaipur, Rajasthan and did his M.Sc. (Agriculture) from MPUA & T, Udaipur and Ph. D. (Soil Science & Agricultural chemistry) from RAU, Bikaner. He has a good number of publications with 18 research papers, one book, eight book chapters and two popular articles. He is recipient of NRCAF best research paper award for 2007. He specializes in soil agroforestry research especially soil enrichment through trees, biomass decomposition and nutrient release in soil.
Dr. Badre Alam was born on 31st January, 1966 at Sakodda, West Bengal and completed M.Sc. from AMU, Aligarh and Ph.D. from IIT, Kharagpur with specialization in Plant Physiology. He got published 15 research papers, six book chapters and one popular article. He is recipient of University gold medal, BRP gold medal and Young Scientist award from ISPP. He has specialization in the field of environmental physiology, photosynthesis and climate change.
Dr. R.P. Dwivedi was born on 20th July, 1966 at Amritpur Kherwa, district-Banda, Uttar Pradesh and got his M.Sc and Ph. D. from IVRI, Izatnagar in Extension Education. He has a good number of publications in the form of 23 research papers, 15 book chapters and 23 popular articles. He is the recipient of Young Scientist award and best paper award of ISEE, IARI, and New Delhi. He has guided five M.Sc. students. He specializes in the area of PRA and agroforestry extension.
Dr. Ramesh Singh was born on 1st July, 1970 at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and completed his M.E. from RAU, Bikaner and Ph. D. from GBPUA&T, Pantnagar in Irrigation & Drainage Engineering. He got published 17 research papers, eight book chapters and eight popular articles. He is the recipient of University gold medal for M.E. and best scientist and team award, NRCAF. His specialized area of research is watershed development and management, GIS, remote sensing and hydrological modeling.
Dr. S.K. Dhyani was born on 17th September at Lansdowne, Uttarakhand and completed M.Sc. from H.N.B. Garhwal University and Ph. D. course work from M.S.U., USA and degree from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong with specialization in Botany. He has got published more than 100 research papers in international and national referred journals, 11 books, 41 book chapters and 27 popular articles. He has been bestowed with prestigious Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad award (1998), Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar (2000) and Fellow of Indian association of Soil and Water Conservationist. His specialized area of research is agroforestry, soil and water conservation and watershed management.