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Environment, Agroforestry and Livestock Management

S S Kundu (Editor) S K Sirohi (Editor) J C Dagar (Editor) O P Chaturvedi (Editor)

By the turn of the twenty-first century, there lies a possible threat due to atmospheric pollution, change in global climate, depletion of aquifers, per capita shrinking of croplands, collapsing ecosystems. For an evergreen agriculture, agroforestry and livestock production through scientific management possibly deserves a trial with hitherto adopted policy, skewed for crop production. These systems have more growth potential which became evident during last decade, when crop production was stagnant and these sectors grew around four per cent per annum. Development of a comprehensive management of tree fodders, forages, grazing lands and livestock, is called upon to expand and sustain employment and strengthen livelihood security, particularly in drought prone areas. The rangelands, are in dwindling state and need scientific inputs for their revegitation involving tree, grass and legume components. Further, there is wide gap between demand and supply of food, fuel wood, fodder, fibre and medicine, etc. Since the gargantuan relevance of these issues it was thought by many contributions of this volume that recent developments in environment, agroforestry and livestock production may be dealt together as a Felicitation volume in the honour of a senior colleague, Dr. Prem Shanker Pathak, who devoted his career researching on these lines. In this book 31 chapters covering wider topics in the field of environment, agroforestry and livestock management have been included. Subjects such as changing concepts in ecology, environmental sciences and grassland ecology; current trends and emerging scenario in Indian agriculture; agro-biodiversity and its conservation; silvi-pastoral research and management; water issues; agroforestry for different regions having specific goals; role of trees in carbon sequestration and soil amelioration have been incorporated under different chapters contributed by subject specialists. Under the sub-theme livestock, various aspects such as livestock and agroforestry interactions; reproduction disorders; methane emission and environment and other management issues have been highlighted. To make the document policy oriented aspects on intellectual property rights in relation to forage and livestock feeding; role of biotechnology in livestock and crop production and climate change and its consequences for crop production have been discussed.

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About the authors

S S Kundu

Dr. S S Kundu is currently Principal Scientist and Head, Plant animal Relationship Divison at IGFRI, Jhansi (U.P.). He has over 28 yeaers of experience in the field of ruminant nutirition research. He was instrumental in initiating and shaping the work on feed technology, developing the feed bloc technology and feed microscopy for quality assurance. Dr. Kundu has undergon advanced training in the field of ruminant nutrition at the Netherlands and U.K. He is pioneer workers in the field of carbohydrate, protein fractionations of animalfeeds in the country. In addition to books on "Buffalo Production Under Different Climatic Regions, Animal Feed Technology, Complete Feed Block", he has more than 150 research publications in the Journal of National and International repute. He has guided many post graduate and Ph.D. students at NDRI, Karnal. He is Vice President (Animal Nutrition Society of India), and also life member of eight scientific socieities.

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O P Chaturvedi

Dr. O P Chaturvedi was born on 1st January, 1956 at Barwan, Uttar Pradesh and completed M.Sc. from BHU, Varanasi and Ph. D. from Kaumaun University, Nainital with specialization in Forestry/ Forest Ecology. He has published more than 100 research papers in international and national journal or repute, one book, 14 book chapters and 25 popular articles. He is awardees of NAAS and National Institute of Ecology Fellowship. He is also the receipent of 1st K G Tejwani award for his outstanding contribution in the field of agroforestry research and NAAS recognition award-2008 for significant contribution in soil, water and environmental sciences. He has guided two M.Sc. students. He specializes in Forestry and Agroforestry research.

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Bibliographic information

Title Environment, Agroforestry and Livestock Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 25.03.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8181892275
length xxiv+700p., Tables; Figures; 25cm.