Evaluation of agroforestry systems viz-a-viz livelihood of farmers of Jammu


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  • S K GUPTA Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180 009, India
  • P V KHARE Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180 009, India
  • S SEHGAL Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180 009, India
  • P S SLATHIA Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180 009, India

https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v91i12.120816

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Agroforestry, Economics, Impact, Livelihood, Systems

Abstract

The study to investigate the socio-economic values of different land use systems and their impact on the livelihood of farmers was carried out in different blocks of Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir during 2019. Out of total 20 blocks of Jammu district, 10 blocks were delineated purposively having maximum rainfed area. Two villages were selected randomly from each selected block with 08 farmers/households randomly selected as respondents making a size of 160 respondents. A prestructured questionnaire was used for collecting the data from respondents. Two agroforestry systems namely; agrisilviculture and agro-silvo-pastoral were mainly identified in study area contributing 23% and 77% to the livelihood of the respondents respectively.The findings revealed that the overall economic returns from agri-silviculture system and agro-silvo-pastoral in study area in Jammu district were `164833 and `181820 respectively. The study further concluded that large part of population in the study area was dependent on agriculture as the main income generating component in existing agroforestry systems.

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2022-01-31

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2022-01-31

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GUPTA, S. K., KHARE, P. V., SEHGAL, S., & SLATHIA, P. S. (2022). Evaluation of agroforestry systems viz-a-viz livelihood of farmers of Jammu. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 91(12), 1821–1822. https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v91i12.120816
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