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Land use and land use changes by the farmers from mulberry (Morus alba) plantations to green forest tree based farming for income growth and sustainability in Malda district of India

XV World Forestry Congress, 2-6 May 2022









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    The development prospect of coppiced dalbergia plantation in Indonesia
    XV World Forestry Congress, 2-6 May 2022
    2022
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    Dalbergia latifolia Roxb. is a premium wood traded in the international market as Rosewood, and currently included in the CITES Appendix II. In Indonesia, D. latifolia is suitable and popular to be intercropped within agroforestry system. However, the species is generally considered as too slow-growing to be preferred to timber plantation trees. Thus, promoting private, community and government plantations is necessary to support future timber stock and gene conservation. This study was aimed to examine the possibility of establishing coppiced D. latifolia plantation. This study involved observation and measurement in the field and nursery. Field observation and measurement were carried out both in a private and national forested land in West, Central and East Java of Indonesia, while propagation trials were conducted at a nursery in Bogor–West Java. Field observation indicated that certain population from West Java showed faster growth that in the 3-4-year- the trees reached 15-27 cm in DBH. Vegetative propagation trials showed that root cutting is more prospective that that of shoot cutting (sprouting ability >90%). Experiment on root growth from planting stocks originated from root cutting produced massive lateral roots (total root length 4 m - 8 m within six month). Small roots with 4 m – 5 m in length can be source for producing new individuals. Field observation also revealed that the stumps produced 3 - >20 sprouts that can further utilize as shoot cutting sources and among them (1-3 sprouts) would develop into new individual and take the role as new main stem replacing the previous harvested one. Thus, it is prospective to develop a coppiced plantation of D. latifolia which will be beneficial in term of ecology and economy. The slow-growing tree term previously accepted in general term may not be applied as at suitable habitat they may grow aggressively and categorize as fast growing with the diameter increment can achieve 4–7 cm/year. Keywords: rosewood, plantation, propagation, regeneration potential, sprouts ID: 3486358
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    GIAHS Proposal: Xiajin Yellow River Old Course Ancient Mulberry Grove System
    Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
    2016
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    The Xiajin Yellow River Old Course Ancient Mulberry Grove System is located on the sandy land, which is the ancient course left by the Yellow River when its course changed in the Dongzhou Dynasty. The mulberry trees were planted to control the sandstorms, and to provide agricultural products. Their history started in 11 A.D. The heritage system covers an area of more than 400 hectare. Over 20,000 mulberry trees, which are over 100 years old, are living in the heritage site. In addition, there ar e over 10,000 old persimmon, apricot, hawthorn and pear trees. Silk was once the dominant fabric. But cotton gradually became more important, and replaced silk as the dominant fabric in the area/era. The heritage site, being the witness of these developments, has shown its resilience in the face of socio-economic and environmental change.
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    Improved Post-Harvest Handling and Processing Techniques for Value Addition of Cashew Nuts and Coffee in the Chittagong Hill Tracts - TCP/BGD/3609 2021
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    The remote and hilly Chittagong Hill Tracts ( of Bangladesh are geographically, topographically and ethno culturally different from the country’s low lying plains They are home to approximately 1 7 million people from 12 different ethnic groups, with the majority of households being engaged in subsistence farming The agricultural potential for field crops in the area is low however, fruit tree crops have been found to grow well in upland areas These crops, including bananas, citrus fruits, jackfruit, lychees, mangoes and papayas, are gradually replacing jum a traditional form of shifting cultivation that is carried out on very steep slopes The income provided by fruit tree cultivation has improved the livelihoods of smallholder farmers by helping them generate income Investments have been made to expand fruit tree plantations in the CHTs, which are expected to increase production substantially in the near future.

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