International Training Programme on Research Methods in Agroforestry inaugurated at ICAR- CAFRI, Jhansi

1st December, 2014, Jhansi

International Training Program on, "Research Methods in Agroforestry" is being organized from 1-5 December, 2014 at Jhansi, The training is jointly organized by ICAR-Central Agroforestry Research Institute (CAFRI) and South Asia Programme of International Centre for Research on Agroforestry (ICRAF), New Delhi.

Dr S K Dhyani, Director, CAFRI emphasized need for learning from the experiences of the Agroforestry network programme successfully implemented for more than three decades in India and other countries. He introduced the salient points of the National Agroforestry Policy 2014 and efforts being made to implement the policy guidelines.

Dr Ajit, Principal Scientist, IASRI, New Delhi and National Resource highlighted the research on agroforestry to mitigate climate change effects.

Dr. Richard Coe, Principal Scientist (Research Methods) at World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and international resource person for the programme, shared the need for researchers to understand how general principles of experimental design can be put into practice in agroforestry experiments, including participatory trials done with farmers.

The training programme aims to help researchers design practical, valid and efficient agroforestry experiments that meet useful objectives.  It will help researchers understand how general principles of experimental design can be put into practice in agroforestry experiments, including participatory trials done with farmers. It will introduce researchers to some of the newer areas of experimentation, including multi-environment trials for understanding complex interactions with ecological and social factors

Scientists from SAARC countries, namely Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, scientists working under the Agroforestry network at 16 State Agricultural Universities in India and participants from CAFRI and IGFRI, Jhansi participated in the training programme..

(Source: ICAR- CAFRI, Jhansi)