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Agroforestry and Climate Change
Issues and Challenges

ISBN 9781774634653
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
356 Pages 17 Color & 47 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume provides an abundance of valuable information on emerging eco-friendly technology and its potential role in combating climate change via agroforesty. The volume begins by describing the recent understanding of the scenario of climate change and its issues and challenges and provides an in-depth analysis of the potential of agroforestry toward climate change mitigation and adaptation. Chapters address a wide range of techniques and methods for mitigating the negative aspects of climate change through agroforesty, such as vermicomposting, carbon sequestration, horticulture techniques, nutrient sequestration and soil sustainability, conservation of medicinal plant resources, silvipastoral systems, phytoremediation techniques, and more. The book also looks at livelihood security and the role of agroforestry.

Key features:

  • Provides updated information and recent developments in the field of climate change and agroforestry

  • Looks at a variety of eco-friendly methods being employed to help mitigate climate change through agroforesty

  • Provides recommendations and suggestions to build harmony between agroforestry and climate change

  • Discusses new insights on the role of agroforestry toward combating climate change as well as maintaining the sustainability of ecosystems

Table of Contents

1. Agroforestry and Climate Change: Issues, Challenges, and the Way Forward

M. K. Jhariya et al.

2. Vermicomposting Practices: Sustainable Strategy for Agriculture and Climate Change

Amrita Kumari Panda et al.

3. Agroforestry with Horticulture: A New Strategy toward a Climate-Resilient Forestry Approach

Abhishek Raj et al.

4. Role of Agroforestry in Carbon Sequestration: An Indian Perspective

Vishnu, K. Solanki, and Amit Sen

5. Conservation Issues, Challenges, and Management of Medicinal Plant Resources: A New Dimension toward Sustainable Natural Resource Management

Abhishek Raj et al.

6. Silvo-Pasture System: A Way Ahead for Sustainable Development in India

S. Sarvade and V. B. Upadhyay

7. Agroforestry for Climate Mitigation and Livelihood Security in India

Abhishek Raj et al.

8. Tree-Soil Interaction Studies on Different Species in Arboretum

Bibek Birua, Sant Kumar Singh, and Prabhat Ranjan Oraon

9. Phytoremediation of Coal Mine Based Wastelands: An Approach in Raniganj Coalfield (RCF)

Debalina Kar and Debnath Palit

10. Non-Timber Forest Products: Constraints, Prospects and Management, Implications for Combating Climate Change, and Livelihood Development

Abhishek Raj et al.

11. Mulberry-Based Agroforestry System: An Effective Way of Maintaining Livelihood Security and Climate Change Mitigation

Mushtaq Rasool Mir et al.

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Manoj Kumar Jhariya, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Farm Forestry at Sarguja Vishwavidyalaya, University Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, India, and is the author or co-author of many research papers in peer-reviewed journals, three books, seven book chapters, and several extension articles. Dr. Jhariya is an editorial board member of several journals and is a life member of the Indian Science Congress Association, Applied and Natural Science Foundation, Society for Advancement of Human and Nature, and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India.

Dhiraj Kumar Yadav, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and the Head (In-charge), Department of Farm Forestry, Sarguja Vishwavidyalaya, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, India. He has been awarded the Chhattisgarh Young Scientist Award from the Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology. He also worked as project coordinator and in other positions at various forestry institutes. He has published many research papers, articles, and book chapters with national and internationally reputed publishers and has one book in his credit.

Arnab Banerjee, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Sarguja Vishwavidyalaya, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, India. He has been awarded a Young Scientist Award for best oral presentation at an international conference held at the University of Burdwan, India. He was a project fellow under a University Grants Commission-sponsored major research project. He has published many research papers in national and international journals as well as five books and two book chapters. He is a life member of the Academy of Environmental Biology.