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Dryland Horticulture

M.K. Jatav (Editor) B.D. Sharma (Editor) P.L. Saroj (Editor)

Sustainable livelihood security of resource poor farmers is the top priority for the nation today. However, there is wide gap in productivity of various horticultural commodities among different eco-regions, where horticulture can play significant role particularly in arid and semi arid regions, it is far below than the potential productivity. Hence, sustained and steady growth in rural income is critical for positive impact on living standard of various stakeholders. Therefore, an appropriate strategy needs to be devised for such climatically vulnerable regions. The net income of farmers can surely be increased by efficient management of nutrient, water and agri-input, integrated horticulture based farming system, better market price realization, post harvest management and value addition, integration of secondary enterprizes and thereby improving productivity of arid and semi-arid horticultural crops. In this book, several such interventions are given inform of various chapters which will be of immense use improving the productivity and profitability of horticultural commodities.

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About the authors

B.D. Sharma

B.D. Sharma is professor of Zoology and has several publications to his credit. He is the author of about 20 books and 150 research papers published in India and abroad. Dr. Sharma is the member of several organizations of international repute and founder of Mountain Eco-conservation and Wildlife Society of India.

P.L. Saroj

Dr. P.L. Saroj is presently working as Professor (Horticulture) at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture & technology, Meerut (U.P.). He also served at KVK, Gonda (U.P.); CCS university, Meerut; IIHR, Bangalore; CSWCRTI, Dehradun and CIAH, Bikaner in various capacities. His major fields of research are conservation horticulture, nursery management and fruit based cropping systems. He is involved in research, teaching and extension for the last 17 years. Dr. Saroj is life/founder member of several professional societies. He is founder secretary, Indian Society for Arid Horticulture. He is recipient of several awards and recognitions including Bhartiya Vikash Ratan Award. About 100 publications of national and International repute besides two books and five technical bulletins are to his credit. He has also visited African countries like Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania as Visiting Scientist.

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Title Dryland Horticulture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.06.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789387973558
length 644p.