Agroforestry - The Future of Global Land Use (Advances in by P. K. Ramachandran Nair, Dennis Garrity

By P. K. Ramachandran Nair, Dennis Garrity

This quantity features a stable physique of the present country of data at the numerous subject matters and actions in agroforestry world wide. it's prepared into 3 sections: the creation part includes the summaries of six keynote speeches on the second global Congress of Agroforestry held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2009; that's via sections of peer-reviewed thematic chapters grouped as “Global Perspectives” (seven chapters) and “Regional Perspectives” (eleven chapters), authored through expert leaders of their respective agroforestry-related fields around the world. a complete of a hundred thirty execs from associations in 33 international locations in either constructing and the industrialized temperate areas of the area contributed to the e-book as bankruptcy authors and/or reviewers. therefore, the publication offers a finished and authoritative account of the worldwide photo of agroforestry this present day.

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It evokes a vision of a double-story evergreen agriculture that will be a beacon to the world on how to farm efficiently and compatibly with trees. Conservation and Rehabilitation of Natural Resources We have focused on agroforestry for climate change adaptation and mitigation, water and watershed services, and biodiversity conservation. The role of agroforestry in climate change adaptation and mitigation was a theme of many of the presentations in the symposia and technical sessions. Agroforestry scientists and practitioners are working diligently to build the evidence base, the measurement systems, and the successful projects on the ground to make the case for full inclusion of smallholder agroforestry in climate change investments.

For the first time, we find not only that we are no longer losing ground but the area in India under tree cover is now increasing, particularly because of the expansion of agroforestry. The Government of India just announced a scheme involving over one billion US dollars per year for the rejuvenation of degraded forests and the planting of trees in new areas, including establishment of agroforestry systems. ” Because the population is growing rapidly and may reach ten billion by 2050, we are very worried that the population supporting capacity of the ecosystem has already been exceeded in many parts of the world.

Plantation of mangroves can make an enormous difference in terms of providing protection to storm surges, to cyclonic events, and coastal flooding in general. Agroforestry activities, if carried out in the right locations, will bring about means of adapting to the impacts of climate change. , can be absorbed through whatever we grow as a part of agroforestry programs. It is important to look at not only the direct benefits of agroforestry to mitigation of emissions of GHGs but also the cobenefits that are not always apparent.

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