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.