Become a member - Agro -Forestry Club

Forestry is faced with the challenge of meeting an increasing demand for goods, as well as for an expanding array of services, like clean water, soil conservation, and wildlife habitat, from a fixed or shrinking land base. Solutions that balance forestry with the sustainability of other sectors, like agriculture and communities, are needed. Agroforestry, the deliberate cultivation of trees or other woody plants with crops or pasture for multiple benefits, is an important category of planted forests that has the potential to provide farmers3, communities, and society-at-large with a wide array of forest-related goods and services. Agroforestry can complement forestry sector efforts in sustainable forest management by providing a set of tree-based conservation and production practices for agricultural lands. Some important sustainability issues on which agroforestry can assist forestry are: biological diversity, wood and non-timber products, ecosystem integrity, soil and water quality, terrestrial carbon storage, and socioeconomic benefits. The ecological foundation for agroforestry lies in the structural and functional diversity the plantings create at both the site and landscape levels. To realize agroforestry's capability to provide multiple services to land users and society, tools that meld regional-, landscape- and site-scale concerns can be used to deploy a variety of practices across the landscape in strategic spatial arrangements. GIS-coordinated land-use suitability assessments can assist in identifying critical problem areas and desired future conditions and, along with other site level tools, generate design alternatives that integrate farmer and societal objectives

* Safe Guard the Environment

* Awareness programme for the Framers

* Supply the saplings

* Provide Support during the Cultivation

* Provide Technical Training to the Farmers

* Order Collection

* Club formation

One Forestry club per Panchayat,with an executive board of 5 members,support members can go upto any numbers.

Why NSIM looks forward for this Forestry Club

As per the latest reports the turn-over from Indian Plywood Industry in India is around Rs.40,000 lakhs crores. Industry sources also say that raw materials for plywood is being imported from different parts of the world like New Zealand, North America, Malayasia, Indonesia, Maynmar, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Island, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Liberia and Cameroon in the recent months. Now the raw materials are scarce,as trees ar not being cut down frequently.

Also, if the raw materials supply lowers down, it will immensely affect the people who are employed with this industry.

Now here is where the Forestry Club of NSIM works. The scarcity of raw materails for plywood can be moved on large basis by cultivation of Melia Dubia and more employment opportunities would be created. It would enhnace Indian export industires towards the supply of plywood.

Same are the situations faced by the Paper Industries: Scarcity of raw-materilas.

In the paper indutsry 1/3 of the raw materials are contrubuted from wood,1/3 from agriculture waste and 1/3 from recycling used paper. The shortage in wood brings a decline in the production of paper.

In India, in a year around 7 kilograms of paper is utilized by per person. But outside India the same is around 30-100 kilograms. Now as percentage of education increases, if the said 7 kilograms shows upto even 8 kilograms, it would mark an extreme requirement for raw materials for the production of paper,which again would become un-manageable.