Scope of Agro-forestry In India
There is tremendous scope for Agroforestry because India has achieved self-sufficiency in food production. Now its attention is becoming more focused on the ecological problems and shortage of fuel, fodder and other outputs as well as unemployment. Agroforestry has vast scope in meeting this requirement through multipurpose tree species as:
(I) large area is available in the form of farm boundaries, bunds, waste lands where this system can be adopted
(II) This system permits the growing suitable tree species in the field where most annual crops are growing well
(III) By growing trees and crops on Agricultural or forest land, Resources are utilized efficiently
(IV) System has potential generate employment.
(V)Provides raw material for the cottage industries
(VI) Helps in maintaining ecological balance
(VII) Soil and water conservation, soil improvement.
(VIII) Helps in meeting various needs of growing population.