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Trees and Water: Smallholder Agroforestry on Irrigated Lands in Northern India

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dc.contributor.author Zomer, Robert J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bossio, Deborah en_US
dc.contributor.author Trabucco, Antonio en_US
dc.contributor.author Yuanjie, Li en_US
dc.contributor.author Gupta, Diwan C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Singh, Virendra P. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:15:13Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:15:13Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-09-23 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-09-23 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4289
dc.description.abstract "Trees are increasingly grown on-farm to supply wood and biomass needs within developing countries. Over the last several decades, within the irrigated rice-wheat growing lands of northern India, fast-growing poplar trees have been planted on tens of thousands of small farms. Recent debate regarding afforestation has raised the issue that water use is often increased when trees are planted. This ongoing debate focuses primarily on afforestation or reforestation of upland and rain-fed agricultural areas, and off-site impacts such as reduced streamflow. Adoption of poplar agroforestry in northern India, in contrast, is occurring in areas where land and water are already intensively used and managed for agricultural production. This study based on farmer survey data, used remote sensing and spatial hydrological modeling to investigate the importance and role of the poplar trees within the agricultural landscape, and to estimate their water use. Overall, results illustrate a potential for addressing the increasing global demand for wood products with trees grown on-farm within irrigated agroforestry systems." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IWMI Research Reports, no. 122 en_US
dc.subject trees en_US
dc.subject agroforestry--models en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.subject remote sensing en_US
dc.subject irrigation en_US
dc.title Trees and Water: Smallholder Agroforestry on Irrigated Lands in Northern India en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US

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