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ES 605 AGROFORESTRY                                                                                 (2L+0P) II

Objectives
To give an overview to the students on the importance of agroforestry in agriculture and environment

Theory

UNIT I
Agroforestry- its definition, concept, scope and advantage; classification of agroforestry; selection of plant species; plant species interaction; growth & production of tree plant; agroforestry & resource utilization

UNIT II
Agroforestry models for various land use systems; agrisilviculture system, silviagrivulture system, silvipasture system, agrisilvipasture system, regeneration of tree crops

UNIT III
Agroforestry options for sustainable land use; relationships between agro forestry, farm forestry and social forestry; agroforestry research in agricultural research system; environmental education as a tool for sustainable agroforestry

UNIT IV
Agroforestry, biodiversity and sustainability; carbon sequestration through agroforestry; techniques to improve biomass production and climate change mitigation; biofuel production; agroforestry and sustainability

UNIT V
Natural resources and environment management through ecosystem approach; biotic and abiotic components of ecosystem and their linkages; economics of agroforestry system

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