The untapped green potential of agroforestry
Dr. Rita Sharma, ex-Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, ex-Secretary, National Advisory Council, and former Board Member of the World Agroforestry Centre – in her article “The untapped green potential of agroforestry”, published by the Hindustan Times on 3rd June 2021, has highlighted that agroforestry is globally offsetting about a third of total agricultural emissions. This has the potential of making the agriculture sector emissions neutral by 2050. Agroforestry keeps the pressure off natural forests and contributes to a wide range of economic, socio-cultural, and environmental benefits.
Agroforestry helps diversify the income stream of farmers to buffer risks, through improved livelihoods, better nutrition, revitalized soils, nutrient recycling, cleaner air, productive and resilient cropping systems with carbon sequestration, and biodiversity benefits.
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Courtesy: Dr. Rita Sharma, ex-Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, ex-Secretary, National Advisory Council, and former Board Member of the World Agroforestry Centre.
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