Identification of Tradeable Parameters for Select Agroforestry Products

FAO is encouraging and providing necessary support for implementation of National Agro-Forestry Policy by enhancing tree cover and production of wood under the Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP). The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW) implementing various initiatives to achieve the goals of Agro-forestry Policy of 2014. National Rainfed Area Authority of India (NRAA), is also entrusted in preparing perspective plan for Agroforestry, outlining of national strategies and road map for holistic and sustainable development of tree-based farming and improvement of livelihood of the farming community.

The FAO-NRRA has assigned the task of ‘identification of tradeable parameters for select Agroforestry products’ in the states of Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh as a pilot to understand the ground realities to Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM).

Study Objectives

The LoA will contribute to promote more inclusive and sustainable value chains of agro-forestry products of India. It will identify the trade parameters for selected products from agro- forestry systems, eventually to help small and marginal farmers obtain better crisis in the market.

Timber and non-timber species identified for the study for the State of Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh are:

Uttar PradeshKarnataka
Agroforestry product -Timber
 1. Melia (Melia dubia)1. Melia (Melia dubia)
2. Poplar(Populous)2. Sandal wood (Santalum album)
Agroforestry product –Non-timber forest products (NTFP)
1. Emblica officinalis (Aonla)1.Emblica officinalis (Amla)
2. Azadirachta indica (Neem)2. Azadirachta indica (Neem)
3. Pongamia pinnata (Karanj)