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The role of trees in environmental security has been well known for ages.
Trees in agroforestry systems not only provide direct benefits (food, fodder, fuelwood, fertilizers, fibres, etc) but also improve soil fertility, reduce soil erosion, filter atmospheric pollutants and most importantly they maintain carbon balance.
Growing multipurpose trees along with agricultural crops, has been considered as a panacea for maladies of intensive agriculture and deforestation…
Agroforestry is practised by millions of farmers worldwide, and has been a feature of agriculture for millennia.
It encompasses a wide range of trees that are grown on farms and in rural landscapes, and includes the generation of science-based tree enterprise opportunities that can be important in the future (1).
As per the World Bank 2004 report an estimated 1.2 billion rural people currently practise agroforestry on their farms and in their communities and depend upon its …