2018
DOI: 10.2478/cerce-2018-0020 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Agroforerstry (AF) in the farmlands of Punjab (Pakistan) is a tradition, but it was practiced without any proper methodology. From last few years, AF practices have become popular in Punjab. Especially in the rural areas woody biomass is being used as a major source of energy. The study was designed to examine the contributions of AF on the socio-economic conditions of the farmers in the central Punjab of Pakistan. District Chiniot was selected as the universe of study and a detailed survey was conducted in th… Show more

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“…Therefore, a successful agriculture policy is critical to national economic growth and poverty reduction (Ministry of Finance 2007). The average household in rural areas is composed of six residents, with two earners per household (PBS 2016;Population Census 2017;Farooq et al 2018), and thus a dependency ratio of 3:1. In addition, household incomes are much lower in rural areas than in urban areas.…”
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“…Therefore, a successful agriculture policy is critical to national economic growth and poverty reduction (Ministry of Finance 2007). The average household in rural areas is composed of six residents, with two earners per household (PBS 2016;Population Census 2017;Farooq et al 2018), and thus a dependency ratio of 3:1. In addition, household incomes are much lower in rural areas than in urban areas.…”
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“…Historically, farmers often retained trees on their farms to sustain agricultural production, reduce soil erosion, retain water and provide shade, and generate income. Most commonly trees found on the farmlands in the Province of Punjab (Farooq et al 2018) are presented in Table 1. In recent decades, greater attention and importance have been given to these systems following the implementation of donor-funded projects and growing awareness of the benefits from such systems driven by governmental institutions.…”
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“…Most of the farmers in study area are small holder farmers having a lower yield of wheat and rice because of poor management practices. Hence they are planting trees on cropland to increase production to improve their livelihood [19] and viewed it as environmentally friendly [20]. Trees in AF systems impact their surrounding environment and their impact doesn't be only a positive one.…”
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