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Open Access in Agro forestry research


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S.K.Dhyani shares NRCA's experience in opening up access to their knowledge.

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Open Access in Agro forestry research

  1. 1. Open Access: Agroforestry Research S K DHYANI ICAR-National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi, UP, India
  2. 2. Presentation OA-Agriculture in India OA Policy in ICAR Agroforestry & OA OA- International scenario
  3. 3. Open Access specific resources: Agriculture in India  tools-services-advice-aims/blogs/openagri-op#.VDz2O_mUcTM
  4. 4. Open Access specific resources: Agriculture in India 
  5. 5. Open Access: ICAR-policy
  6. 6. Agroforestry • In India, AF has been a way of life. It is practiced in one form or other in different parts of the country since long. •Retaining trees on field bunds and/or inside fields or leaving a chunk of holding under natural vegetation is common practice. • Most AFS provide 5 Fs, plant derived medicines, and timber resources. • AF area in India estimated to be 14.46 M ha without fallow & 17.45 M ha with fallow land as against 25.32 M ha[ Dhyani et al. 2013]. •>1 billion ha in developing countries, and to a lesser extent in the industrialized countries (Nair et al. 2009; Zomer et al. 2009) •Cross cutting approach - sustainable livelihoods and climate change mitigation Source: Bhuvan LULC (2011-12), NRSC, Hyderabad (
  7. 7. Type of Experiments Conducted in AF  Germplasm Collection and Exploration studies  Tree Improvement and Propagation Trials  Transect Analysis  Tree Crop Interactions  Soil and nutrient studies  Tree/Crop Physiology Studies  Hydrological studies in AF Exp.  Biofuel Studies  Value addition through AF  Designing and development of AF Database  Use of modern tools & procedures- RS, GIS, GPS  On Farm Trials
  8. 8. Type of Data collected  Tree Component  Crop Component  Propagation Data  Soil, nutrient, moisture  Physiology and micro-climate  Hydrology  Watershed  C sequestration potential of AF  Value addition  Economic analysis  Survey Data  Remote Sensing & GIS, GPS  Ecosystem services…. Tree & Crop components Tree Growth Attributes : Height, clean bole height, dia. at different heights, no. of primary branches, canopy dia. Tree Harvesting Attributes : AG and BG biomass components like bole, stem, leaf, branch, root biomass and stem volume Crop Growth and harvesting attributes: Plant Population/ (m2), Plant height (cm), No. of pods/ plant, No. of branch/ plant, Grain wt./ plant (g), Straw wt./ plant (g), Grain yield (kg/ha), Straw yield (kg/ha), Biological yield (kg/ha), Harvest index (%)
  9. 9. Online Database Management at NRC Agroforestry Agroforestry Database Development Programme The specific objectives of the project are  To enable quick and efficient access to consolidated pool of information on agroforestry trees - crop species that can assume useful production or service, or both.  To provide a tool that will assist in the selection of tree/crop/grass species for use in agroforestry and related research using factors that are relevant to the chosen agroforestry technologies. Whereas the mission of the project, is to develop Web enabled Agroforestry Information System by providing comprehensive information on agroforestry in India in a temporal and spatial framework. These databases has been abbreviated as “agroforestryBASE”
  10. 10. Open Access: Agroforestry Research in India Agroforestry Database Development Programme (NRCAF-Jhansi) w.e.f. 2004 (best viewed in browser-INTERNET EXPLORER) "agroforestryBASE"  Each part of the "agroforestryBASE" is an independent module and the components include database management at backend and application programme at the front-end.  It includes following databases namely Database on Agroforestry Research Projects Database on Economic Analysis of AF Case Study Database on Agroforestry MPTS Database on Agroforestry Interventions/Innovations Bibliographic Databases on Agroforestry MPTS and Web Portal on Tree growth modelling in India
  11. 11. The Database on MPTS (Multipurpose Tree Species) contains information on MPTS being invariably utilized in AF with details on growth, climatic requirement, diseases and pest, production, bibliography etc.
  12. 12. Agroforestry Database Development Programme (NRCAF-Jhansi) MPTS-database
  13. 13. Open Access: Agroforestry Research in India Agroforestry Database Development Programme (NRCAF-Jhansi) AF-Intervention- Innovation-database
  14. 14. Open Access: Agroforestry Research in India Agroforestry Database Development Programme (NRCAF-Jhansi) Economic-Analysis database
  15. 15. Open Access: Agroforestry Research World-wide World Agroforestry Centre
  16. 16. Open Access: Agroforestry Research World-wide World Agroforestry Centre
  17. 17. Open access Open access Agroforestry journals include:  International Journal of Agroforestry and Silviculture  International Journal of Agroforestry, Remote Sensing and GIS
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  20. 20. Open access Open access forestry journals include:  Forests, "an open access journal of forestry and forest ecology," published by MDPI, based in Switzerland  International Journal of Forest, Soil and Erosion, Iran  International Journal of Forestry Research, "a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of forestry research," published by Hindawi Publishing Corporation, based in New York  Journal of Forest and Livelihood, "documents and disseminates the insights, lessons and innovations taking place in socio-cultural, political and economic aspects of environmental governance and rural livelihoods in Nepal," published by ForestAction Nepal, inNepal  Journal of the Faculty of Forestry Istanbul University (JFFIU) (formerly Review of the Faculty of Forestry, University of Istanbul), est. 1951, Turkey.  The Open Forest Science Journal, "publishes research articles, reviews, letters and guest edited single topic issues in all areas of forest science," published by Bentham Science Publishers, based in Sharjah, U.A.E.; Oak Park, Illinois, USA; and Bussum, the Netherlands
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  22. 22. Open Access specific resources: Forestry/Agroforestry 
  23. 23. Open Access specific resources: Forestry/Agroforestry 
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  25. 25. Technology Database- Agriculture: A new initiative for All India Coordinated Research Projects, ICAR
  26. 26. THANKS !