Voluntary Carbon Market Project for Agroforestry Plantation in Anand and Kheda, Gujarat – VCS2757
The demand for timber and other tree-based products is increasing day by day and one feasible alternative to fulfil such a demand would be adopting agroforestry practice as this is one system that can provide both wood and food while at the same time conserve and rehabilitate ecosystem. The proposed ARR VCS project plans to promote sustainable agroforestry for small-scale farmers to provide them with financial benefits and ensure GHG mitigation in the state of Gujarat, India. The project is being conducted in the Ahmedabad circle spread across Anand and Kheda district. The total project area in Anand district is 2272.75 hectares and 3096.5 hectares in Kheda district, together making a total project area of 5369.25 hectares. The agroforestry plantations done by the farmers from 2018 to 2020 have been considered. The main agroforestry species planted in each village during 2018, 2019 and 2020 in Anand comprises of Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), Arduso (Ailanthus excelsa), Malbari Limbda (Azadirachta Indica), Baval (Acacia nilotica), Teak (Tectona grandis) and Melia Dubia (Melia dubia), whereas in Kheda, the main agroforestry species planted during 2018,2019 and 2020 are Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), Arduso (Ailanthus excelsa), Malbari Limbda (Azadirachta Indica), Teak (Tectona grandis) and Melia Dubia (Melia dubia) and Mango (Mangifera indica).
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