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Tree Based Farming- Towards sustainability of rain fed farming Dr GNS Reddy Akshayakalpa, 09900092392, [email protected]

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Rain fed agriculture will be profitable under tree based farming systems. The experience suggests that we can bring in combination of trees with traditional crops with systematic systems design. THIS HELPS IN DRAUGHT PROOFING AS WELL

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Tree Based Farming- Towards sustainability of rain fed farming

Dr GNS ReddyAkshayakalpa, 09900092392, [email protected]

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Barren Exposed Land- More A Liability Than An Asset

Community mobilisation is the key to success

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Landscapes can be transformed with judicious mix of trees crops and livestock in rain fed

farming

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Policy support and action at the grass root level can produce results

Trees can help to reclaim such degraded lands faster.Also we can create enormous employment opportunity for needy people

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Insitu Rain water harvetsing- huge potential in agricultural lands

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Low cost insitu rainwater harvesting structures

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Percolation ponds across upper reaches of watershed help recharge ground water and

support vegetation

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Plantation and crop planning need integrated farming systems approach and should be designed for maximum returns per unit of land

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Proper tree husbandry practices should be in place for good results

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True wealth creation

Efforts Results

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Trees modulate micro climate

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Leafy biomass to fertilise the soil

Composting

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Ample economic returns

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In the beginning….. in between

A Case study

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Effective Draught proofing

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Trees support livestock

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Tree fodders - Sesbania

• Perennial• Low cost• High

protein

Webinar

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Design elements in tree based farming

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Trees add to Agro biodiversity leading to sustainability

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Celebration