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Value Addition & Quality Issues in Agriculture & Allied Areas: Techniques and Challenges

D. Basu (Editor) S.K. Acharya (Editor) M.M. Adhikary (Editor)
Synopsis Every moment innovations are cropping up by myriad of counts and diverse of destinations but the question is how to drive these innovations splendidly tuned with micro level needs and this is specially true whenever World Agriculture is throbbing with quality issues and agenda. The concept of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) has been overwhelmingly titled to implant more and more values with the more and more production. Innovative agriculture management with quality issues has been perceived in this book through (1) Conceptual Framework (What), (2) Methodological Precisions (How), (3) Empirical Evidences (Where) and, (4) Back Home Application (Why). Accordingly, the book has been designed and chapterised to encompass latest concepts on value addition and quality and business related field experience in areas of Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy technology, Natural resource, Risk Management, Common Property resources Management, Livestock Management, Fishery, Forestry, organizational Development (OD), Value Added Project Management (VAPM) and ultimately most desire aspects of TQM (Total Quality Management). The book is enriched with plethora of field experiences and examples from different workshops on agricultural management, which would be extremely useful for the professionals of agriculture, horticulture, dairy, fishery, livestock, forestry, etc. While Total Quality Management (TQM) has been a nascent concept with which entire India Agriculture is equipping herself for accepting challenges in the global market, the techniques, premises, elements and quality management have been incorporated in the book by the style and fashion. The authors are expecting a huge response from the users of this book since the book so far has been unique by text and based in elements drawn entirely from the challenging areas of agricultural management. The strength of the book is the contribution made by the renowned and resourceful personality from diverse score of modern management institute and enterprises.
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About the authors

D. Basu

Another member of the team, Dr. Debarata Basu is also an erudite and eminent hard worker in the field of Extension education. He is presently serving as Associate professor in BCKV. His area of expertise comprises the area of Participatory Learning and Action, Participatory Project Management, Gender and Agriculture, Watershed Management, participatory technology development, participatory Disaster Project Management, Agricultural Input marketing Management Training Methodology, indigenous knowledge, communication and organization system, distance learning, etc. He has the working experience with the ICAR, Manage, NIRD, CARE India, Lutheran World Service, IRRI, DFID (Indian & Bangladesh) as expert.

S.K. Acharya

Second eminent member of the team, dr. S.K. Acharya, is a man from Extension who is famous for his innovative ideas, thoughts and approaches in the aegis of Agricultural Extensions. This erudite and pleasant personality is presently offering his service as the Associate professor in the development of Agricultural extension, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, and West Bengal, India. His innovative approaches and concepts in the aegis of Extension Education helped him to establish as the experienced expert in different ODI projects in the specialized area of participatory extension, Technology Socialization, Participatory Project Management, Value added Agriculture, Micro Planning, Universalisation of primary education, Joint Forest Management. He has so far published 59\8 research papers in different National and International Journals.

M.M. Adhikary

The editorial team consists of the three eminent members of the esteemed Institute, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, and West Bengal. Firstly, the book is edited by the erudite personality of the erudite personality of the academic world of Social Science and related disciplines, Prof M.M. Adhikary who is presently offering his invaluable services as professor of Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agricultural Extension, faculty of Agriculture, BCKV. This distinct personality has been attached with the profession of teaching, research and extension for about twenty-five years. His immense potentiality of academic activities and capabilities to work with the people, sense of research and extension works helped him to serve as Dean, faculty of Agriculture and Director (in Charge), Directorate of Extension education in the same university as well as head of the Department of Agricultural Extension. To his credit there are 55 numbers of scientific research papers published in National and International Journals, a good score of chapters and full volume of books in related areas. He is widely traveled all through his carrier covering China, Japan, and Thiland, etc.

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Bibliographic information

Title Value Addition & Quality Issues in Agriculture & Allied Areas: Techniques and Challenges
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183210414
length 476p., Tables; Figuers; References; Index; 23cm.