This division was created in August 1992 and has assumed critical importance in the
semi-arid tropics where high mean annual temperature and low variable rainfall
are serious constraints in crop production. It is engaged in designing agro
forestry models for improving land use in various agro-climate regions based on
different tree-crop production systems, their spatial geometry, production of goods and services
and their ecological impact. The division also carries out regular market survey of timber and
products and socio-economic studies.
Project 1 : Development of multitier cropping (Silvi-Agri-Spice) system
Project 2 : Development of lac based agroforestry (Silvi-Agri-Lac system)
Standardized package of practices of Silvi-medicinal system like teak-turmeric and teak-keokand system under the shade of teak plantations existing in the farmers field as well as in the experimental area of TFRI .The system can produce multiple products like germ plasm /planting material , dried form of turmeric , pole of teak and farmers can enhance their income.
Established Agri-silviculture system- Shisham-maize as an OSR (On Station Research trial) in the campus to reduce the pressure on forest for fuelwood and fodder obtained from the silvi- crop D.sissoo and interspaces of the trees were utilized by intercropping of the hybrid maize during the initial growth of the tree.
Established bamboo based two agri-silviculture system like bamboo-wheat and bamboo-urad as an OSR . The farmer can get income after 4th year by selling the stem of bamboo with the agri crop. The yield of crop can be compensate by the income of bamboo.
PROJECT 1: Evaluation of medicinal plant based agroforestry system (Silvi-medicinal) under existing teak plantations. (ICFRE funded project)
PROJECT 2 : Evaluation of productivity of maize in Dalbergia sissoo (Shisham) and Zea mays (Maize) Agro forestry system.
(ICFRE funded project)
PROJECT 3 : Sustainable Development of new Bamboo Agroforestry techniques for increased income generation in the Central Indian States. (NBM funded project)
Plate 1. Row of Cajanus cajan intercropped with the aonla plants during initial stage of the project.
Plate 2: Turmeric grown under the shade of Tectona grandis plantations at TFRI, Jabalpur(M.P.)
Plate 3. Dalbergia sissoo –zea mays silvi-agri system at TFRI, Jabalpur(M.P.)
Plate4: Flemingia macrophylla-a lac host established to develop Silvi-agri-lac system at TFRI, Jabalpur(M.P.)
Plate 5: Motivation of the farmers towards adoption of Bamboo in their field during PRA training programme organised from 25th-26th May’09 at Gwalior (Madhya pradesh)
Plate 6 : Bamboo – wheat silvi-agri System established as an OSR at the Experimental plot of Agroforestry Division , TFRI, Jabalpur(M.P.)
For further details, please contact:
Dr. Rajiv Rai, Scientist F
Head, Agroforestry Division
Phone: +91-761-2744139 (O)