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Current Trends in Farming Systems Research

A K Mehta (Author) Jagdev Singh (Author) Manoj Kumar (Author) Naval Kishor Kamboj (Author) R.K. Nanwal (Author) V.S. Hooda (Author)

Farming system is the way of life for small and marginal farmers. Recently, the AICRP on Farming System Research at CCSHAU, Hisar, has developed various technologies on regional based cropping systems, integrated nutrient management, organic farming package, resource conservation technologies etc. Integrated farming system model developed under this project in one hectare area gives hope for realizing higher returns for farmers from a unit land. Family farming model of one hectare gives decent round the year income with more than 2 lacs as return over variable cost/annum. The on farm research in Sirsa district also intensified and regular scientist-farmer interaction, training and demonstrations were also organized. In the coming years, on farm research in farmer participatory IFS approach and capacity building of stake holders are to be given thrust. The book will be quiet helpful for policy makers, researchers, students and farming community to address the issues of farming system. The book has been written in a lucid language for easy understanding of the concept.

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About the author

Manoj Kumar

Group Captain Manoj Kumar VSM, is a mechanical engineering graduate from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT BHU), India.  He is serving Indian Air Force (IAF) officer and has field assignments in the last 24 years of his engagements with the IAF.  He has been awarded the Presidential medal for distinguished service.  He is presently a senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Air Power Studies, working on issues of environmental change and its management by the Indian military.  He is a resource person with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for protection of the ozone layer, and has presented research papers on the subject at both national and international levels.  He also provides specialist advice to the IAF on the phase-out of ozone depleting substances.  His work has been published by UNEP in the form of a book on ozone protection, Toolkit of Good Practices for Defence Forces.  His focus areas also include energy conservation and resource efficiency in the defence forces.

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Title Current Trends in Farming Systems Research
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.06.2017
Edition 1st.ed.
Publisher Scholars World
Language: English
isbn 9789386071958