Circular economy of eucalyptus-based agroforestry in India


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Authors

  • Ramesh Chand Dhiman
  • Ayyanadar Arunachalam
  • S.K. Dhyani
  • Aqeel H Rizvi
  • Archna Singh
  • Raj Kumar Singh
  • Chandrashekhar M Biradar Biradar
  • Javed Rizvi

Keywords:

Eucalyptus, Circular Economy, Plantation, Wood , Industry

Abstract

Eucalyptus is one of the predominantly planted trees on farmlands, and its culture is still expanding with increase in its wood demand from existing and new wood-based industries in different parts of the country. With increased wood availability, tree components which earlier had less, or no value gradually started finding usage for new products as a result its utilization footprint is gradually enlarging. The value chain of eucalyptus culture is documented and presented in this paper for nursery production, plantation management, industrial wood processing including recycling of industrial wastage and some other elements. The tree is estimated to produce 60 million tonnes of fresh wood and sequester 14.4 million tonnes of carbon annually and its current valuation from wood and potential payment of ecosystem services from carbon sequestration alone estimated as Rs. 500397 million. In addition, the tree is estimated to provide employment of 860 million man-days annually.

Submitted

26-12-2023

Published

26-12-2023

How to Cite

Circular economy of eucalyptus-based agroforestry in India. (2023). Indian Journal of Agroforestry, 25(2). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJA/article/view/146802

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