Recommendations for a national policy on agroforestry

The National Advisory Council has recommended formulation of a national agroforestry policy, which provides for support price for farm-grown trees and other produce. The Council has also suggested using agroforestry of tree-based farming as a means to mitigate climate change through micro-climate moderation and conservation of natural resources as well as carbon sequestration. The Working Group on Agroforestry, chaired by Ashis Mondal, noted that there was no specific scheme to promote agroforestry in the country and made a strong pitch for having an overarching common national policy framework.

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