Traditional agro-forestry practices in arid zone of Rajasthan

TitleTraditional agro-forestry practices in arid zone of Rajasthan
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1981
AuthorsMalhotra, SP
Secondary TitlePaper presented at the Summer Institute on Agro-Forestry in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones, 15th June to 14th July, 1981
Date PublishedJune-July 1981
PublisherCentral Arid Zone Research Institute
Conference LocationJodhpur, India
KeywordsBordi; community forestry; fuelwood; Khejri

In this paper the author discusses the agroforestry practices in different agro-climatic zones in Rajashthan. Six benefits were listed for the reason agroforestry techniques were needed:

  1. meeting fuel requirements,
  2. fencing materials,
  3. construction of lodging,
  4. fodder,
  5. food for human consumption, and
  6. protection against soil erosion and green manure.

The author then discusses in detail the types of trees used to meet the communities specific needs, in particular the Bordi and Khehri species.

Conference Name

Summer Institute on Agro-forestry in Arid and Semi-arid Zones

Number of pages

7 pp.

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