Agroforestry system adopted by farmers of Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh
Nanita Berry, ITK Dilraj, Sourabh Dubey and Nikita Rai
Present study was conducted in Hoshangabad district of Central Narmada Valley agro-climatic zone of Madhya Pradesh with an aim to document the Agroforestry system adopted by farmers in their fields. The information like choice of species, planting pattern, reason for adoption, challenges faced collected from farmer's by conducting interview with pre tested questionnaire during 2019-2020. Results revealed that farmers of Hoshangabad district preferred six types of Agroforestry system namely silvi - agri - horti system, silvi-agri system, horti-agri system, silvi-agri-horti-pasture, silvi-agri-oleri and silvi-agri-horti-oleri. The proclivity towards the adoption of Silvi-agri-horticulture system was higher (68.39%) than other systems. It was also reported that maximum farmers preferred Tectona grandis (33.87%), Leucaena leucocephala (16.77%) and Vachellia nilotica (11.94%) in tree based system like silvi - agri, silvi - agri - horti - oleri, silvi - agri - oleri, silvi - agri - horti and silvi - agri - horti system while Mangifera indica (38.71%), Psidium guajava (16.45%) and Phyllanthus emblica (13.55%) preferred in fruit based system viz. silvi - horti - agri, silvi - agri- horti- oleri, silvi - agri - horti - pasture and horti-agri systems. Majority of farmers prefers bund (33.87%) and Scattered (26.77%) planting in their field. Choice of tree-crop, tree planting pattern mainly depend on size of landholdings but less knowledge of agroforestry affects tree farming adoption.
How to cite this article:
Nanita Berry, ITK Dilraj, Sourabh Dubey and Nikita Rai. Agroforestry system adopted by farmers of Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 72-79.