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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)

Agroforestry: A novel techniques to enhance farmers’ income under changing climate

Author(s):

V Dhanushkodi, S Easwaran and G Amuthaselvi

Abstract:
Management of trees in conjunction with crops in rainfed areas minimize the risk associated with stress period through diversified components and through efficient utilization of limited natural resources. The present study was undertaken to recognize the contribution of agroforestry on income of farmers in Musiri Taluk, Tiruchirapalli district. A total of 100 lead farmers from five villages were selected for the study. Data was collected by using a standard structured questionnaire administered through face-to-face interviews. <em>Media dubia</em> and <em>Ayilanthus excelsa</em> are the tree species planted by the farmers. The majority of the respondent indicated effective utilization of farm output for income generation from agroforestry (95%) followed by employment generation (88%). The major impact of agroforestry adoption on the improvement of livelihoods of farmers identified were increased farm income, reduced input cost and entrepreneurship development. Therefore, it was concluded from the study, agroforestry is a Multidimentional farming approach, which is very effective in solving several problems of achieving farmers’ livelihood security under changing climate.

Pages: 204-206  |  1207 Views  263 Downloads

How to cite this article:
V Dhanushkodi, S Easwaran and G Amuthaselvi. Agroforestry: A novel techniques to enhance farmers’ income under changing climate. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):204-206.

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