|Agronomic Measures - Alternate Land use pattern|
All drylands are not suitable for crop production. Same lands may be suitable for range/pasture management and for tree farming and ley farming, dryland horticulture and agro-forestry systems including alley cropping. All these systems which are alternative to crop production are called as alternate land use systems.
Agro forestry is an integration of agricultural crops with trees in the same piece of land. Agro forestry will provides food, fodder for cattle and develop environment and enriches the soil.
Benefits of Agro-forestry system:
Benefits of Agri-horti
Silvi-pastoral system :
Growing of tree species and forage crops in given unit area of land.