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Agroforestry Strategies for Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation

K.T. Parthiban (Editor) R. Jude Sudhagar (Editor) Ors. (Editor)

Agroforestry Strategies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation” has been designed by incorporating four themes viz., 1) Climate Change - Issues and Concerns 2) Carbon Sequestration 3) Agroforestry Options and Strategies 4) Carbon Finance and Carbon Offset. The first theme includes six chapters which discuss the causes and effects of climate change at length which will find utility by Scientists and other stakeholders in their research and academic activities. The second theme has six chapters which dwelve upon the methodologies and approaches in carbon sequestration potential of both above and below ground biomass. Scientists, Environmentalists and policy makers looking for specific methodology will find the chapters in this theme to be very useful and practically applicable under field conditions. The third theme on Agroforestry Options and Strategies has twelve chapters wherein all possible agroforestry options have been explored and furnished. Trees Outside Forests, silviagriculture, silvipasture, silvihorticulture, IFS, wind breaks and shelterbelt based agroforestry models and their mitigation and adaptation potential are discussed in detail which will provide the much needed information for researchers, professional foresters, agroforestry promoters and financial institutions involved in funding agroforestry projects. The last theme on carbon finance and carbon offset has seven chapters wherein India’s perspective and initiatives by NABARD is described in detail. Information in this theme will augur well for the proposed programmes by state departments of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, rural development etc. in order to use them for getting financial assistance through Green Climate Fund. Similarly, the valuation mechanism of environmental services, role of TOF in carbon offset, watershed project etc. will be of more useful to tree growers, environmentalists, NGOs and industries involved in promotion of agroforestry.

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About the author

K.T. Parthiban

Dr. K.T. Parthiban, Assistant professor of Forestry, Forest College and research Institute Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Mettupalayam has 13 years of experience in the field of UG and PG teaching, research and extension service. He worked as a research fellow in Ireland during 1992-93. He has visited a number of countries to get training in plant transformation techniques. He has excellent research experiences by acting as a Principal Investigator and Co-principal Investigator in a number of research projects funded b various agencies at national and State level and currently investigating 5 research projects. He has authored 5 and published 12 research papers in International Journals & Newsletters and 12 in National Journals. He has presented & papers I various National and International conferences and seminars and published a number of popular articles in English and Tamil.

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Title Agroforestry Strategies for Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.05.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Jaya Pub. House
Language: English
isbn 9789386110534
length 438p.