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'Prosopis for Prosperity': Using an invasive non-native shrub to benefit rural livelihoods in India

'Prosopis for Prosperity': Using an invasive non-native shrub to benefit rural livelihoods in India

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Bartlett, Debbie, Milliken, Sarah and Parmar, Dayesh (2018) 'Prosopis for Prosperity': Using an invasive non-native shrub to benefit rural livelihoods in India. Current Science, 114 (10). pp. 2142-2146. ISSN 0011-3891 (doi:10.18520/cs%2Fv114%2Fi10%2F2142-2146)

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Abstract

Prosopis juliflora is an invasive non-native shrub species which is adversely impacting on natural habitats in many parts of India, with detrimental effects on both wildlife and traditional livestock-based economies. Attempts to eradicate this very adaptable and resilient species tend to be unsuccessful and expensive. Here we report on two management techniques that could be used not only to minimize its ecological impact but also to acknowledge its value as a resource to support rural livelihoods: biochar production and the creation of stock-proof living fences.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prosopis juliflora; Biochar; Living fence; Rural livelihoods
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Architecture & Landscape
Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
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Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 09:56
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/18265

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