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Diversification in Agriculture

B L Jana (Author)
Synopsis ‘Diversification in Agriculture’ is a paradigm shift from one crop to another bringing out a desirable change in the existing cropping pattern towards more balanced cropping system to meet ever increasing demand for cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fibres, fodder and grasses, horticultural crops and fuel, etc. for the burgeoning population. It aims to improving soil health and agro-ecosystem with socio-economic improvement of the people. It takes into account of the economic returns from different crops and other allied farming for the development of the nations. It implies the use of resources in a larger mix of diverse crop group having complementary activities within crop sector and shifting of resources from less value crops to high value crops. With globalization of market, now crop diversification in agriculture means to increase the total productivity in terms of quality, quantity and monetary value under diverse agro-climatic situations of the country. It is now of urgent necessity for the third world developing countries for their overall sustainable development. It is affected with varying nature of risks, opportunities and feasibilities of enhanced socio-economic and agro-economic security. The author has been prompted to write this book which is chalked out into nine chapters viz. Concept of Crop Diversification in Agriculture, Productive Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture, Cropping Systems, Forest and Forestry, Organic Farming, Alternate or Diversified Agriculture, Balanced Fertilization and Researches for meeting the challenges ahead. Hope this book will augment the modern thoughts of the scientists, planners, economists and the ultimate food growers of the country, for whom planning is done towards reaching the ultimate goal of prosperity of the nation. Suggestions are invited for enriching the contents of the subject.
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About the author

B L Jana

Balai Lal Jana, born on 2nd May, 1947 in the district of East Midnapore of West Bengal holds a brilliant academic record with M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agronomy. He obtained Diploma in Agronomy. He obtained Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from Kolkata, certificate for visiting Professional Training in Agricultural Research from the East Anglia University, Norwich, England; FAI training on Rainfed Agriculture in collaboration with ICRISAT, Hyderabad, etc. He served the erstwhile Fertiliser Corporation of India, (FCI), subsequently the Hindustan Fertiliser Corporation (HFC) as a seniormost Senior Agronomist in Technical Publicity, FP & ARD and ODA-funded Rainfed Farming Project, etc. He also served as the Training Organiser, Seva Bharati Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kapgari of Paschim Medinipore district of West Bengal. He has written 15 books. He has published 70 articles in Journals of national and international repute. He is the sub-editor of "Sabuj Sona", an agricultural fortnightly and the Editor of "Bhawna", a house journal of the Eastern India Pesticides Association (EIPA), Kolkata. He visited England, attended seminars, workshops and corporate conferences of national and international status.

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Title Diversification in Agriculture
Author B L Jana
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183210503
length 624p., Figures; Tables; References; Index; 23cm.