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Integrated Transformation of Agriculture

Jag Paul Sharma (Author)

The book is the outcome of changing global perception about agriculture in view of globalization, innovations, increased urbanization, depleting natural resources, changed consumer preference and shift from produce to product development. The volume comprises 23 chapters encompassing diverse areas of agriculture including livestock farming and horticulture. First chapter elaborates the bottlenecks and gaps in the form of challenges that one needs to know while thinking of futuristic plans. Chapter 2nd enumerates technologies that changed the scenario of Indian agriculture and brought green revolution and sustainability in food production. Third chapter is devoted to new innovations and technologies that deserve priority if transformation in agriculture is desired. Small holdings are the characteristic feature of Indian agriculture and how contract farming is relevant and important is described in chapter 4. Due to increased preferences for vets and pets in our daily life zoonotic diseases have gained socio-economic significance, chapter 5 highlights it. Chapter 6 elaborates the role and relevance of ICTs (information and communication technologies) in agricultural transformation. Climate smart agriculture is essential part of agro-transformation and is described in chapter 7. Parasites in dairy cattle can reduce productivity upto 30% and chapter 8 focuses on their strategic management. Chapter 9 focuses on marketing interventions while chapter 10 discusses relevance of seed priming in climate resilience. Chapters 11 and 12 provide judicious coverage on horticultural technologies and their strategic implementation to boost productivity. Importance of biochar and organic agriculture in context of sustainable transformation is highlighted in chapter 13 and 14 respectively. Chapter 15 signifies the role of dairy farming. Weather forecasting and agro-advisory have become indispensable component of modern agriculture find place in chapter 16. Chapter 17 reveals avenue in agriculture through integrated farming system while chapter 18 discusses importance of remote sensing in integrated transformation of agriculture. Role of KVKs and biotechnological approaches is appropriately dealt in chapter 19 and 20 respectively. Chapter 21 places due emphasis on effect of climate change on parasitic diseases of animal and human. Scope of high cropping intensity in agricultural transformation is dealt in chapter 22. Last chapter 23 but not the least, is on organic agriculture as an entrepreneurship for women empowerment and socio-economic transformation which discusses the compatibility and suitability of organic agriculture to women entrepreneurs.

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Bibliographic information

Title Integrated Transformation of Agriculture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.06.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789387973695
length 526p.