Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 8 Issue 1

Significance of Agroforestry in Meghalaya

Amit Anil Shahane1* and Priyanka Aribam2

1College of Agriculture (CAU, Imphal), Kyrdemkulai, Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya, India
2M.Sc. Student, College of Post-Graduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences (CAU, Imphal), Kyrdemkulai, Meghalaya, India

*Corresponding Author: Amit Anil Shahane, College of Agriculture (CAU, Imphal), Kyrdemkulai, Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya, India.

Received: October 09, 2023; Published: December 11, 2023

Abstract

An attempt has been made in this review to review highlight the significance of agroforestry with reference to Meghalaya state. The agroforestry system and related activities followed in Meghalaya as well as prospects and constraints in agroforestry systems has been summarized to give the ideal about status of different aspect of agroforestry. Out of total geographical area of Meghalaya, 41.1% are under forest, 9.40% fallow land and 24.47% uncultivated land; while 15% is reported under agriculture and human settlements. The agroforestry systems such as agri-silviculture, agri-horticulture, home gardens, agri-silviculture, silvi-horti-pasture and multipurpose tree based agroforestry systems are followed and reported from Meghalaya. Combination of different fruit plants such as Khasi Mandarin (Citrus reticulate), Alder (Alnus nepalensis), Khasi pine (Pinus kesiya) and Guava (Psidum guajava cv. Allahabad safeda) different arable crops such as rice, mustard and pea has been reported in different agroforestry systems. Considering large area of uncultivated terrains and involvement of different components of agroforestry in traditional farming system, agroforestry related activities (research and development) have great potential in state.

Keywords: Agri-Silviculture; Northeast Hill Region; Fallow Land; Multipurpose Tree Based Agroforestry

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Citation

Citation: Amit Anil Shahane and Priyanka Aribam. “Significance of Agroforestry in Meghalaya". Acta Scientific Agriculture 8.1 (2024): 24-28.

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Copyright: © 2024 Amit Anil Shahane and Priyanka Aribam. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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