Kazi Kamrul Islam

Kazi Kamrul Islam
Bangladesh Agricultural University | BAU · Department of Agroforestry

PhD, Post-Doc

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Introduction
Kazi Kamrul Islam currently works at the Department of Agroforestry, Bangladesh Agricultural University. Kazi does research in Forestry and Agroforestry Science. Their current project is 'Land grabbing and sustainable forest future across the Asia'.
Additional affiliations
February 2014 - February 2014
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Position
  • Researcher
October 2009 - May 2015
Kyushu University
Position
  • PhD Student and Post-Doctoral Fellow
October 2009 - May 2015
Kyushu University
Position
  • PostDoc Position

Publications

Publications (25)
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In the last two decades, many development projects have been undertaken by different GOs and NGOs in diverse areas of the world with the expectation that they will simultaneously address the challenges of declining rural livelihoods and biodiversity. Caritas Bangladesh, a leading national and non-profit organization, has implemented several social...
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Agroforestry has long been considered one of the most important land-use practices for conserving species while also meeting the fundamental requirements of millions of poor people in developing countries. Thus, the objective of the study was to determine the impacts of agroforestry practices on the livelihood development of rural farmers and biodi...
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Agroforestry production systems are underappreciated for their role in meeting the SDGs on poverty, food security, and climate change. In Bangladesh, low-productive agroforestry practices also provide ecosystem services and supply food to more than 22 million poor families. Accordingly, Madhupur Garh’s agroforestry practices are very promising and...
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The increased demand for foods and commercialization of the commodity markets has resulted in enormous interest in arable land resources, leading to a rapid expansion of forest land into arable land. The Sal forests of Bangladesh have been rapidly grabbed into commercial purposes, which made the forests a threatened ecosystem. Therefore, the object...
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In the tropics, products and services provided by the traditional agroforestry systems (TAS) support the basic needs and promote the livelihood of millions of rural people. However, the outcomes and mitigation of TAS, in particular, the social and environmental issues are not systematically addressed. Thus, the objective of the study was to assess...
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In the last few decades, participatory forest management approaches like participatory agroforestry in the depleted forestland has gained an enormous shift from traditional forest management to more people-oriented approaches in Bangladesh. The new program has involved disadvantaged farmers in order to improve their livelihood throughout the Sal fo...
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Forestland concession has been the dominant governance tool for the acquisition of natural state-owned forest resources in many tropical countries, including Bangladesh. Moreover, the forestland concession process confers the holder a bundle of rights. The Sal forests of Bangladesh are treated as some of the greatest concession forests, as a number...
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During the last few decades, institutional changes like participatory forest (PF) management programs have become key policy shifts in many of the world's developing countries. Accordingly, Bangladesh's government has placed PF as the priority based program since the 1980s within the direct patronization of donor agencies. Often, PF is treated as t...
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A world-wide demand in large-scale land acquisition over the past decade has been discussed as a land grab for access to natural resources. Forestland grab is the dynamics of land use changes by the foreign or national entities that can enable forests and biodiversity transformations on a wider scale. In recent times, forestland grabbing performed...
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Although an agro-based country, the farmers of Bangladesh do not receive significant returns from their products, due to some obstacles blocking the achievement of this ultimate goal. This study tries to identify the major challenges of the agroforestry product supply chains in Bangladesh, and offer an alternative solution through the involvement a...
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Social forestry (SF) has the potential to improve rural livelihoods and alleviate poverty among forest-dependent people. It can also help to protect forests against encroachment and illegal felling. Many actors are involved in the implementation and execution of SF, which is inherently political because of competing access to and control over fores...
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In Bangladesh many non-government organizations (NGOs) have been launched with involving local people in managing livelihood enhancement with forest resource conservation for sustainable development. The study analyzed the nature of supports provided by the different NGOs in order to assess the impact of their projects on the livelihoods capitals (...
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Participatory forestry (PF) plays a significant role to involve local communities and different actors in resources management and livelihood improvements. However, the power of important actors to misuse the PF for their self-interest has been stated as a key obstacle to success. Hence, this study seeks to identify the most powerful actors and the...
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An experiment was conducted in Lahoria and Rasulpur beats of Madhupur Sal forest of Bangladesh to study the geochemical analysis of forest floor leaf litters with varying stands. The study was followed by completely randomized design (CRD) with four replications. The experiment consisted of three treatments like pure stand, plantation stand and mix...
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An experiment was conducted in Lahoria and Rasulpur beats of Madhupur Sal forest of Bangladesh to study the geochemical analysis of forest floor leaf litters with varying stands. The study was followed by completely randomized design (CRD) with four replications. The experiment consisted of three treatments like pure stand, plantation stand and mix...
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Bangladesh agriculture, including agroforestry, is dominated by small-scale subsistence farming; however, farmers do not get proper prices for their products due to the involvement of many intermediaries in its value chain. Therefore, the objectives of this study are to analyze the value chain of main agroforestry products and the position of the v...
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Bangladesh, with a forest cover estimated at 17.08% of all land surface area, has experienced massive degradation of its natural resources and a considerable change in its land cover. While deforestation in Bangladesh is obviously a complex issue, one important aspect emerges from previous research findings in explaining deforestation: industrializ...
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Tiger range and numbers have collapsed despite of substantial conservation efforts, so conservation efforts must prioritize regions that have good feasibilities to harbour tigers. This review paper addresses the possibility of tiger conservation in the Chitwan National Park (CNP), Nepal considering social, ecological and management aspects. The soc...
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In an Island of the Netherlands, Pine (Pinus nigra) was planted to stabilize the dunes and to protect the arable lands from the blowing sand. This research was conducted to understand the most important environmental factors responsible for a vegetation change in the Pine plantation and effect of this change on the rare orchid popu-lation: Goodyera...
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The shift in traditional forest management to a people-oriented forestry (PF) approach was initiated by the government of Bangladesh in the early 1980s with the view that it can simultaneously address natural resource management and rural development. This paper explores the reality of PF programs in Bangladesh by focusing on different actors and i...
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Climber species richness and population structure were investigated in natural and successional stand in Madhupur Sal forest of Bangladesh. Species richness varied between the natural and successional stand. The natural stand showed the higher species richness (25 species from 20 genera and 15 families) than successional stand (7 species from 7 gen...
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A field experiment was conducted to evaluate the performance of seven winter vegetables under coconut-lemon based multistrata system in Bangladesh Agricultural University from October 2005 to April 2006. Tomato, chilli, carrot, onion, garlic, turnip and french bean were the tested vegetables under two treatments namely multistrata system T1 (Lemon...
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Performance of Kangkong (lmpomoea reptans) grown in association with different ages of timber saplings were evaluated under the Department of Agroforestry, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh during March to July, 2003. Among the different saplings-vegetable combination, production of Kangkong was the highest under Mahogoni followed by R...

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Projects (5)