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Sustainable Development Through Innovative Agriculture

C. Karthikeyan (Author) R. Sendilkumar (Author)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) deals with aspects like poverty, hunger, food and nutritional security, health, education, gender and empowerment, resource conservation and combating climate change etc., which requires intervention of innovative technologies in agriculture capable of ensuring sustainable agriculture and rural development. An attempt has been taken on these perspectives to document the emerging promising innovative technology and institutional intervention in agriculture.

The contents in the book largely focuses on the potential technologies addressing the contemporary challenges and issues: natural resource conservation, complex diversified risk prone agriculture, climate smart agriculture, crop management, pest and disease management, nutrient management, irrigation management, weed management, waste management, ICT application -sustainable livelihood and institutional interventions.

The book will be greatly useful to the technology creators, disseminators, adopters, agricultural educationist, extension professionals, students, research scholars, policy makers and administrators.

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About the authors

C. Karthikeyan

Dr C. Karthikeyan studied B.Sc., (Ag.) from University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, completed M.Sc.(Ag.) and Ph.D., in Agricultural Extension at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore. Won Post Doc Fellowship to work on a project at Rockefeller Centre, Italy. Completed Australian Government’s Competitive Post Doc. Fellow at Charles Sturt University, Australia. Graduated MBA (HRM) at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. He is certified by AIIMA, New Delhi as an accredited management teacher in HRM. He is recognised as a Fellow of the Indian Society of Extension Education, New Delhi.

Currently, working as Professor (Ag. Extension) and Heading the e-Extension Centre in TNAU, Coimbatore. Professionally specialised in Cyber extension. Proposed the concept of ICT based Extension approach named, ‘e-Velanmai’ (means e-Agriculture). Through World Bank support during 2007-2014, the concept was pilot tested, upscaled and presently (2015-16) being adopted in 100 blocks by the Department of Agriculture, Tamil Nadu. Won seven International recognitions/awards and 17 National/State level awards for his contributions in the field of Agricultural Extension. He had implemented 19 externally funded research projects in Agricultural Extension. Professionally visited various countries in six continents of the world.

So far published 16 standard books (with ISBN) in various subjects of Agricultural Extension for the benefit of UG/PG students in Agricultural Extension. Published 14 book chapters, 16 technical books based on research projects, 104 Scientific and popular articles in International and National journals for the benefit of fellow extension researchers across the world.

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R. Sendilkumar

Dr. R. Sendilkumar completed his M.Sc. (Ag) and PhD, in Agricultural Extension from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He also obtained MBA and PGDIM from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and PGDPM from Annamalai University, Chidambaram. He was an ICAR Junior fellowship holder during 1991. He is an active life member and Office bearer in various reputed professional bodies. 18 years of experience in Teaching, Research, Extension, Farm management and Administration. Recognized faculty in Agribusiness, guided MSc, MBA and PhD students. Presently working as Professor Agrl. Extension at Kerala Agricultural University. Published one monograph, co-authored two books, 10 book chapters and 41 research papers in reputed National and International journals. Specialised in the area of Agricultural risk management education, Value chain management, Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship, Research Methodology and Group Dynamics.

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Bibliographic information

Title Sustainable Development Through Innovative Agriculture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.01.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351249818
length xii+270p., Tbls; Indx; 25cm.