International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Social Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016

Existing Agroforestry Practices in Haridwar, India


Abstract: This study was conducted and analyzed with an objective to explore the status existing of agroforestry in Haridwar, India. In present study, a survey was done in 36 villages after random selection out of which 426 farmers were randomly selected to provide appropriate data. A total of four practices comprising poplar, eucalyptus and other tree species along with other agricultural and fodder crops were reported in the study area. Result has shown that agroforestry is prevalent in the region with 86 % adoption rate. Agri-silviculture and pastoral based practice are widespread in the region with a growing percentage of farmers. Four major Practices types reported were Agro-silviculture and pastoral based (83.05 %), Horticulture based home gardens and orchard plantations (3.63 %), wood lots (1.94 %) and live fences (11.38 %). Most of the farmers (91 %) are poplar growers. It was also concluded that boundary plantation pattern is widely adopted by the farmers followed by block and scattered plantation patterns. Major cereal crops grown are wheat, paddy and sugarcane. A diverse array in agroforestry practices and their components shows that agroforestry is prevalent in Haridwar and farmers find agroforestry suitable and profitable to them.

Keywords: agroforestry, practices, species, patterns

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016,

Pages: 993 - 998

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