This book offers a comprehensive guide to basic principles, techniques and applications, integrative strategies, economic and environmental concerns and future trends of agroforestry in different regions. It will help to all students, researchers, extension specialist, scientists, professors, foresters and policy – makers and person who wish to build a safe land – use system for food, energy and better environment for future generations. This textbook will enormously benefit to the students for their preparation of competitive examinations, like UPSC (Civil Services, IFS ), ASRB Scientist, NET exam, ICFRE Scientist Exam, University Entrance Examination for Admission to B.Sc. , M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programme. This book described the state of current knowledge in the rapidly expanding field of agroforestry. Organised into 24 Chapters, It reviews the developments in agroforestry and describes the Accomplishments in the Application of Biophysical and Socio-economic sciences to agroforestry.
Dr. Manas Ranjan Nayak is a Scientist (Agroforestry) working in the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha (India). He has more than 4 year of experience in research and extension in the field of forestry and agroforestry. He received his B. Sc. (Forestry) and M. Sc. (Forestry) from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India and Ph.D Forestry (Agroforestry) at Navsari Agricultureal University, Gujurat. He was the recipient of Merit Scholarscip during M.Sc., University Gold Medal from OUAT, Bhubaneswar, INSPIRE Fellowship, from DST, Govt. of India. He has qualified ICAR-SRF, ICAR-NET examination in agroforestry. He has more than 30 research papers published in various national and international journals and also published popular articles on forestry, Agroforestry and environmental aspects. He was participated in several national and international conferences, seminars, workshop/training, summer school and presented oral and poster presentation in the thematic area of forestry, Agroforestry, Biodiversity and climate change. He wrote 2 books: "Agrisilviculture in Odisha-Food crops and soil Fertility" (ISBN: 978-3-659-58141-0) and "Forestry Solution" (ISBN: 818399098-3) and Nursery Management ( ISBN: 978-9-386-20067-9 ).
Dr. Laxmikanta Behera is an Assistant Professor ( Silviculture ) working in the Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry , College of Forestry , Navsari Agricultural University , Navsari, Gujarat (India) . He has more than 9 Years of experience in teaching , guiding PG students and research in the field of Forestry. He did his graduation in Forestry from Department of Forestry , College of Agriculture, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, whereas Master degree in Forestry with Specialization in Agroforestry and Ecology along with Ph.D. In Forestry with specialization in Agroforestry degree from Navsari Agricultural University. He has qualified ICAR-NET examination in Forestry during 2009. He has been awarded with Chancellor Gold Medal from NAU. Also, received the ICAR Best Teacher award in the Forestry faculty of NAU during 2017 with many best poster and oral awards of National level Seminar / Symposium. He has more than 50 research papers published in various national and international reputed peer reviewed journals, with book and book chapters and also published numerous popular articles on forestry aspects.