Role Of Agroforestry In Climate Change Mitigation And Adaptation PdfBy Phoebe B. In and pdf 23.01.2021 at 16:44 9 min read
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- Overstory #255 - Climate Change Adaptation
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- Role of agroforestry in climate change mitigation
Received 4 July ; revised 8 August ; accepted 19 August
DOI: Climate change itself as a natural process but in recent years it will lead to changes in rainfall pattern, variation in temperature, sea level rises, increasing severity and various extreme weather events. Small landholder farmers Subsistence are unable to cope with such climatic hazards but there is a tremendous scope of expanding agroforestry. Climate change is well buffered, and resilience builds up by Agroforestry. It is the sustainable land use system where integration of woody perennials, crops and livestock on the same unit of land.
Overstory #255 - Climate Change Adaptation
Agricultural Landscapes Under Changing Conditions based upon a national scientific assessment of agroforestry Figure 1. With contributions from more than 50 experts from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, this report presents the first-ever synthesis on agroforestry as a mechanism for improving the resiliency of agricultural lands under climate change. Figure 1. Chapters in the assessment include 1 Introduction, 2 Reducing threats and enhancing resiliency, 3 Greenhouse gas mitigation and accounting, 4 Valuation of agroforestry services, 5 Human dimensions of agroforestry systems, 6 Agroforestry resources, 7 Expanding the North American perspective—Canada, 8 Expanding the North American perspective—Mexico, and 9 Challenges and opportunities. Eight regional summaries were also developed to provide perspectives on the status and potential future role of agroforestry in each of the regions.
It is globally accepted that climate change is presently the greatest threat to the sustainability of human livelihood and biodiversity. Most farmers in the study area are highly aware of climate change and its consequences on the farming system; however, mitigation strategies are clearly lacking. Among the mitigation, mechanism to reduce the threat is achieved by increasing the amount of carbon sinks and reducing greenhouse gas emission through the adoption of agroforestry practices. The purpose of this study is to determine if awareness on climate change leads to the adoption of agroforestry practices, and to examine the determinants. A total number of questionnaires were administered to the farmers in the district using stratified random sampling technique.
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Toppo and A. Toppo , A. A large hectare is available in the form of boundaries, bunds, wastelands where this system can be adopted. Farmers retain tree of acacia nilotica, acacia catechu, Dalbergia sissoo, Mangifera indica, Zizyphus mauritiana and Gmelina arborea etc in farm land.
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The potential of forests and trees to mitigate global warming has long been the main focus of climate change discussions. But forests — and the livelihoods of the 1. In fact, the ability of forests and trees to adapt to these impacts will influence their ability to mitigate climate change. Moreover, forests and trees provide so called nature-based solutions for adaptation helping other sectors build resilience. Thanks to their crucial ecosystem services, forests support crops, livestock, and fisheries, as well as prevent flooding and erosion that can threaten infrastructure, economies and people. A few years later, in , FAO issued the publication Addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in National Adaptation Plans — Supplementary guidelines , which introduces the sector perspective and opportunities on NAPs.
Use of this Web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions. Special Issues. Contact Us. Change code. Journal of Plant Sciences. Agroforestry is one of the most conspicuous land use systems across landscapes and agro ecological zones in Africa. Some of the components of Agroforestry systems are; home garden agroforestry, alley cropping, forest farming, wind break, river banks, park land, crop land trees and buffer zones agroforestry practices.
Role of agroforestry in climate change mitigation
Climate change is projected to increase global temperatures, which could affect the agricultural growing season and increase drought Noble et al. Understanding how to build livelihood resilience to the impacts of climate change such as floods and droughts is important because livelihood systems must adapt to global and local changes. Agroforestry may be able to build livelihood resilience to the impacts of climate change for smallholder farmers.
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