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Farming Systems: Issues and Strategies

Sunil Kumar (Author) D. R. Palsaniya (Author) T. Kiran Kumar (Author) A.K. Dixit (Author) M.M. Das (Author) P.K. Ghosh (Author)

The present book is the outcome of valuable scientific contribution made by various scientists across the country. This book has comprehensive coverage of all the issues and strategies related to farming systems and is expected to provide valuable information for research scholars, undergraduate and post graduate students having farming systems course in their curriculum, guide to entrepreneurs, farming community and NGOs. This book contains thirty eight chapters with broad heads covering i) overview, issue and strategies of farming system research in India ii) IFS based crop diversification, enterprise selection and planning iii) food and fodder production strategies based on farmers resource base iv) Integrated resource management v) climate change, carbon sequestration and agroforestry strategies vi) watershed based approach, soil and moisture conservation strategies vii) IPM and weed management strategies in IFS viii) animal health, diary farming, integrated goat, poultry and fish management through waste recycling ix) post harvest management of crop residues x) Socio-economic issues and analysis. This book is expected to provide sound knowledge in scientific forum for formulating research plan sand policies in the country for making our agriculture sustainable.

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About the authors

Sunil Kumar

Dr. Sunil Kumar teaches in the Department of History, Delhi University. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1992. His book ‘The Emergence of the Delhi Sultanate 1190-1290’ is in press. Meanwhile he has completed another manuscript titled, ‘Sites of Power and Resistance: A Study of Sultanate Monumental Architecture’. Dr. Kumar resides in Saket, in South Delhi, near the sites discussed in this book.

M.M. Das

Dr. M.M. Das is a Professor in the Department of geography Gauhati University. About 56 research papers authored by Dr. das have been published so far in different reputed journals and books in India and abroad. His two published books –one on ‘Peasant Agriculture in Assam’ and the other on ‘landholding Structure: A problem in Peasant Agriculture in Assam’ the outcome of his ICSSR sponsored research project, have been widely reviewed and highly appreciated by geographers, intellectual and economists. He has also the experience in editing 4 books and 10 volumes of journal of the North east India geographical Society ‘The North Eastern geographer’, besides a volume of the ‘Annals of the National association of geographers, India’ as one of the guest editors. Dr. das has attended a large number of international and national seminars, workshops and conference. He was also invited by the institute of Human Geography, Milan University, Italy to deliver a series of lectures under the Indo-Italian Cultural exchange programme.

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P.K. Ghosh

Dr. P.K. Ghosh (b. 10-01-1951) qualified B. Sc (Hons.) in Zoology; M.Sc (Zoology) with specialization in Fishery Science and Doctoral degree in Zoology (Prawn Neuroendocrinology). He was selected for the Senior Fellowship off ICAR, New Delhi for Research Work leading to Ph.D. degree. He has vast experience of 27 years in the field of Fisheries (Aquaculture) – fresh and brackish water – covers research, administration and extension (teaching/training). He joined as Scientists in 1974 under the Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore (WB) and continued for 12 years. He worked under the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai for about 12 years and associated with several research projects in the field of fisheries as Scientist – S1; Scientist – S2 and Senior Scientist. He is working under the Central Institute of Fisheries Educatioin (Deemed University), Hqs. Mumbai. Currently he has posted in Kolkata as Principal Scientist. All those research Institutes are under the administrative control of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. Products Development Authority (MPEDA), Kochi under the Ministry of Commerce, Govrt. Of India as Farm Manager (Prawn Farming) and also to the Jadavpur University, Kolkata as the Dy. Registrar for about two years from ICAR, New Delhi. Dr. Ghosh has published 21 research papers (including foreign journals from Philippines, Solvak and Polan), 6 abstracts, 60 popular articles, 26 Institute’s Annual Reports and 4 others. He attended many national seminars / symposia / workshop on Prawn Hatchery Development at Chittagon, Bangleadesh and presented paper as an Indian representative in SAARC Workshop on Prawn Hatchery (Bangladesh).

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Bibliographic information

Title Farming Systems: Issues and Strategies
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.01.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789385055881
length 571p., Tables; Figs.