SEVAI-AEM Forestry project contributes to maintain Ecological Balance.SEVAI implements Forestry Project in Thottiyapatty and Dasilnaickanoor villages of Trichirapalli Region of Tamilnadu with the support of AEM. Around 7000 tree saplings have been planted in these two areas focusing agro forestry. Agro forestry implemented by SEVAI is the sustainable land-use system that maintains and increases total yields by combining food crops with tree crops and livestock using management practices that suit the social and cultural characteristics of the local people and the economic and ecological conditions such as carbon reduction and under this agro forestry project there are both ecological and economical interactions between the various components.
The village farmers of Thottiyapatty and Dasilnaickanoor are trained by SEVAI team members and make the farmers to believe that ‘Trees contribute to their environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water and preserving soil. Trees removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and releasing oxygen in its stead also helps limit global warming, providing for a cleaner, healthier climate and the significance of the shade provided by trees is extremely vital for atmosphere as Trees are like the lungs of the planet as they breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen’.
This Agro forestry project combines, production of multiple outputs with protection of the resource base, places emphasis on the use of multiple indigenous trees and plants, particularly suitable for low-input conditions and fragile environments such villages as Thottyapatty -Dasilnaicknoor area, involves the interplay of socio-cultural values more than in most other land-use systems; and this project is implemented more structurally and functionally.
SEVAI has established a tree Nursery in Sirugamani tree growing technology centre where fragile tree plants are grown and transfer to the respective villages Dasilnacikanoor and Thottiyapatty when the nursery age is 9 months old to usable size for tree planting.
SEVAI strongly committed to forestry program as planting a tree is a lifelong investment. As tree planting process, SEVAI team carefully selects of trees saplings, the planting location, and provides care during planting, and the follow-up care after planting and this specialized tree plantation start helps the tree mature to its full size and ensures it will provide agro-economic, environmental and social benefits throughout its lifetime. Agro forestry implemented by SEVAI is a land use management system in which trees are grown among crops and pastureland. This intentional combination of agriculture and forestry under this project has varied benefits, including increased biodiversity and reduced erosion.
The Agro Forestry project implemented by SEVAI provides tree-based farming system to a great extent comes to the rescue of small marginal farmers and help them to design a system of production which is spread throughout the year they offer increased productivity, economic benefits, and ecological as this Agro forestry project contributes having a positive influence on ecosystem and balancing the environment. Depleted soil is well protected from soil erosion under this tree plantation project by ground-cover plants in agro forestry systems. These help to stabiliz