Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022

Sweet pineapples and a variety of trees nurture each other in this patchwork plantation

 

 

 

By Sahana Ghosh

 

 

 

  • A new study documents the merits of an indigenous agroforestry practice in Assam that grows pineapples with trees on shifting cultivation lands.

 

 

  • Natured by the Hmar tribe, the pineapple-centric agroforestry system can address interconnected challenges of climate change, livelihood and biodiversity loss.

 

 

  • The scientists argue that farmers will financially benefit by getting into the carbon credits market: integrating the indigenous practice with REDD+ projects that issue carbon credits for reforesting or avoiding deforestation.

 

 

 

 

Source:

https://india.mongabay.com/2021/09/sweet-pineapples-and-a-variety-of-trees-nurture-each-other-in-this-patchwork-plantation/