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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)

System units and constraints of existing agroforestry systems in North - Western Himalayas

Author(s):

Ranjeet Singh, KS Pant, Prabhat Tiwari and Rajeev Dhiman

Abstract:
The study was carried out to identify the existing Agroforestry systems as well as system units and technological constraints present there in Agroforestry systems in North–Western Himalayas. The study area was divided into 5 altitudinal zones. In each altitudinal zone farmers were selected based on their land holding size and further grouped into 3 farmer’s category viz., marginal, small and medium. The agroforestry systems identified among 3 farmer’s categories in all the altitudinal zones were Agri-Silviculture (AS), Agri-Horticulture (AH), Horti-Agriculture (HA), Horti-Pastoral (HP), Pastoral-Silviculture (PS), Pastoral-Horti-Silviculture (PHS) and Silvi-Pastoral (SP).The most pre-dominant Agroforestry systems were Agri-Horticulture (AH), Horti-Agriculture (HA), Horti-Pastoral (HP) and Agri-Silviculture (AS). The study revealed that horticulture based agroforestry systems seem to a play vital role in socio-economic upliftment of farming communities in the study area. It is also evident from the study that lack of awareness regarding government sponsored schemes is a major constraint in the study area which needs to be solved with the best possible solutions.

Pages: 838-843  |  749 Views  287 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Ranjeet Singh, KS Pant, Prabhat Tiwari and Rajeev Dhiman. System units and constraints of existing agroforestry systems in North - Western Himalayas. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):838-843.

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