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Nauni Univ conducting short course on agro-forestry for climate change mitigation and livelihood security

Nauni Univ

Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry organising 10 Day’s short course on “Agroforestry for climate change mitigation and livelihood security” from 10th to 19th November, 2014.

The Department of Silviculture & Agroforestry is organizing the course which is sponsored by ICAR, New Delhi.

Researchers/Teachers not below the rank of Assistant Professor or equivalent working in SAUs’/CUs’/DUs’/ ICARs / National Institutes having a minimum of 2 years of research / teaching experience in the field of Silviculture and Agroforestry are eligible to apply.

The participants must have M.Sc. / Ph.D. degree in Forestry with specialization in Silviculture and Agroforestry and related fields of forestry.

Only 25 participants shall be selected for the course by a Screening Committee as per guidelines.

Interested participants can send their nominations in the prescribed format to the Course Director. The application can be downloaded from its website.

The last date for receipt of nominations is 27th Sept. 2014.

The Course

The course has been designed to give the participants an in-depth yet specific exposure on role of agro-forestry for climate change mitigation and livelihood security. Agro-forestry practice has great potential to overcome the problems of global warming in general and meet out and diversify needs of the farming community.

The course schedule will include lectures and practical sessions by resource persons from Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, Environment Science & Management and other relevant departments of the university and other premier institutes. Visit to experimental fields and specialized laboratory will be an integral part of this course. Discussion and scientific interaction will also be carried out to make the course more meaningful and useful to the researchers and extension workers.


The main objective of this short course is to enrich the participants in the field of agroforestry, climate change mitigation and livelihood security. The thrust areas are:

• Effect of climate change on land use system such as Forestry, Horticulture and Agriculture.

• Different agroforestry systems and practices.

• Global warming at micro and macro level. Carbon stock assessment in different agroforestry systems.

• Agroforestry in carbon sequestration and climate moderation.

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