Implementation of Agroforestry for Poverty Alleviation and Livelihood improvement in the state of Tripura: India
Implementation of Agroforestry for Poverty Alleviation and Livelihood improvement in the state of Tripura: Indiawca2014-2010 Avinash M. Kanfade 1,*G S. Raju 2 1Institute of Wood Science and technology, Bangalore, 2Forest Department, Aranya Bhavan, Agatala, India
In the state of Tripura under recognition of forest rights act, the forest land was allotted to the local tribes. These tribes were practicing Jhuming (shifting cultivation) on these lands. Due to pressure on the forest land, continuous jhuming was practiced in a particular land for more number of years than usual which lead to depletion of soil fertility and reduction in jhum crop yield. To address this problem and increase the income of the tribal people, nine agroforestry models Viz.
(2) Ghamhar+Lemon+Ginger+Pegion pea,
(7) Agar+Arecanut+Turmiric+Black pepper,
Were implemented under the project sponsorship of Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) in seven districts and thirty-two ranges during 2012-2013. Among all these, Bamboo+Arecanut+Dalbergia+maize+BlackPepper in south districts of Tripura, Acacia+Litchi+Lemon+Maize+Turmeric and Bamboo+Mango+Maize+Pineapple in north districts of Tripura became more popular and was highest implemented.