BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to keep the marauding elephants away from the Capital, Wildlife Wing of the Forest Department has embarked upon a project which will not only create a fodder zone for the jumbos but also strengthen protection measures for the City abutting the Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary.

Agroforestry has high potential for simultaneously satisfying three important objectives viz., protecting and stabilizing the ecosystems; producing a high level of output of economic goods; and improving income and basic materials to rural population. Besides, agroforestry is capable to conserve natural resources through various systems under different agroclimatic regions.

In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the increasing competition for water between various sectors is aggravated by growing demands for water, climate change and environmental degradation. One of the major consumers of water is livestock keeping, which is an important livelihood strategy for smallholder farmers in Africa.

Karnataka ranks second, next only to Rajstahan in India, in terms of total geographical area prone to drought. Among its 27 districts, 18 are drought prone. During the years, 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04 it faced consecutive droughts. A study was conducted in 2004 to assess the consequences of 2002-03 drought in Karnataka with special emphasis on livestock and fodder components.

The Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) made important recommendations on how agriculture could mitigate GHG emissions. This report summarizes these recommendations and then compares them to scientific data from organic agriculture in order to assess the mitigation potential of organic farming.

The paper presents the findings of 7year long field trial of a fodder plantation technique specially designed for enrichment of wildlife habitats by biological displacement of Lantana cover by bamboo in a Lantana-infested area. The field trial was carried out between 1995-96 and 2002-03 in Rajaji National Park.

A process documentation report of Oran workshop, held on 28-29 March 09 at KRAPAVIS Bani, Bakhtpura (Alwar).

Methane is an important greenhouse gas which significantly contributes to global warming. Livestock is a major anthropogenic source of methane emission from agriculture. India possesses the world

Comparative study of normal and quality planting stock of selected indigenous fuelwood and fodder tree species of sub-tropical region of Garhwal Himalaya was carried out for selection of suitable fuelwood and fodder tree species for higher biomass production.

Adding various components on to a farm and integrating them has helped small farmers in Tamil Nadu reap rich harvests. The bio intensive farm models promoted by the Department of Science and Technology and based on agro-ecosystem principles, have resulted in a sustainable farm production and livelihoods.