Published: 2022-01-31

Page: 186-203


School of Forestry, Department of Silviculture, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China.


Faculty of Agriculture, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh.


Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Khulna Agricultural University, Khulna-9100, Bangladesh.


Department of Bioengineering, University of Missouri, 1406 East Rollins Street, Columbia, Missouri 65211, United States.


Department of Food Processing and Preservation, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Bangladesh.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Agroforestry system, an integration of crops or pasture land and woody perennial trees, is a new approach for sustaining productivity of crops which also maximizes profits from a small piece of land. In BangladeshAgroforestry practices presume an imperative role in sustaining production and livelihoods improvement through concurrent production of food, fodder, firewood, and societal adaptation. Therefore, it is a new area of interest for researchers, farmers, and policy-makers. This review paper scrutinizes the contribution of common agroforestry practices in Bangladesh, including (i) sustaining production, (ii) ecological balance, (iii) soil carbon sequestration, (iv) standard agroforestry practices in a different area of Bangladesh for better system productivity and livelihood security. For example, a multistoried agroforestry system enhances the system's productivity. It improves nutrient status in soil due to boosting up biological activity through tree and crops interaction, N-fixation, litterfall, and fertilizer application to crops. Hence, different agroforestry systems in Bangladesh contribute to various social, economic, and ecosystem services. However, the synthesis of the available literature on agroforestry practices in Bangladesh helps to discover the proper management of trees and crops for better productivity and future direction and research plans.

Keywords: Agroforestry system, sustaining production, livelihoods, multistoried agroforestry system, ecosystem services

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SAHA, S., HASAN, T., MD. MAUKEEB, A. R., SARKER, M., & REDWAN HAQUE, A. (2022). AGROFORESTRY PRACTICES FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION IN BANGLADESH: A REVIEW. Asian Journal of Advances in Research, 5(1), 186–203. Retrieved from


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