DEPARTMENT OF AGROFORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENT
The department of Agro forestry and Environment has been functioning since 1996 to produce quality graduates in the field of Agro forestry and Environment amd offering BS, MS and PhD Programs. It has modern research facilities. The department gives emphasis on impact study, resource use and livelihood for students’ research work. Besides its academic research, the department has good reputation of conducting contract research programmers funded by other organizations, particularly international organizations. particularly international organization. Science its inception, the department had successfully completed several research projects funded by BARC, World Bank, UNESCO, FAO, EC and USDA. The Department has wide scope and facilities for undertaking research. The Department has well managed experimental field of 2.5 ha, with well equipped laboratory facilities. The Department is acting as liaison office of the International Centre for Research in Agro forestry (ICRAF) in Bangladesh since 2003. The Department is actively involved in the Man and Bioshpere Research in Bangladesh, and Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) as Scientific Planning Group Member since 2005. The Department has been proving technical service to the National and International organizations working in the country in relevant fields (Agro forestry, Environment, rural development, food security, land use etc) through attending the program, mid term evaluation and program ending meetings/workshops.
Course Title: Introduction to Agro forestry and Environment Science
Course Code: AFE 301
Course Credit: 3+1.5
Concepts and definition of Agro forestry , characteristics and components of Agro forestry. Status of forest in major forest ecosystems of Bangladesh. Overview of world forest. Need and perspective areas of Agro forestry in Bangladesh. Benefits of agro forestry. Social forestry and Community forestry. Hypothesis in Agro forestry, Multipurpose tree species of Agro forestry. Brief description of major Agro forestry systems in Bangladesh.
Concepts and major components of Environment. Description of different layers of atmosphere. Brief description of hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere, Environment pollution: Air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution. Arsenic contamination of ground in Bangladesh. Green house gases and global warming.
Course Title: Silviculture
Course Code: AFE 350
Crouse Credit: 3+ 1.5
Concepts and scope of Silvicultural practices, some related terminology. Sources of seed, characteristic of mother trees and their management. Seed collection- area, time, method, time of maturity, and equipment for seed collection, Seed extraction and processing. Nursery: concept, type, site selection, infrastructure, preparation of seed bed, cultural and management practices. Types of nursery stocks, tending and protection of planting stocks. Planting survey, planting plan, site preparation, planting geometry, spacing, transporting of planting materials and method of planting. Tending operation: watering, mulching, weed control, vacancy filling, fertilizer application, pruning, thinning. Estimation of the volume of log. Silvicultural systems used in homestead and forest plantation.