The factors which prompted the trend among Indian farmers for planting eucalyptus trees are considered in this unique study. The author examines three hypotheses regarding the suitability of using eucalyptus trees for farm forestry: the socio-economic background of farmers; a regional pattern of adoption; and problems in production and marketing. To examine these hypotheses, a detailed field study in north-west India was undertaken to establish the pattern of adoption of eucalyptus over the period 1980-86 and the reasons for its subsequent rejection.
India's Eucalyptus Craze
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The God That Failed
Management & Computers