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Sustainable Hill Agriculture

N. Prakash (Editor) N. Prakash (Compiler)
Synopsis The book deals with various aspects of hill agriculture such as present agricultural scenario, natural resource management, mechanization of hill agriculture, organic farming, agro-forestry, conservation of rich agro-biodiversity, technologies for development of sustainable agriculture in hilly regions, improvement of shifting cultivation, sustainable production of rice, groundnut and potato, seed production and storage techniques, genetic diversity and post harvest handling of orchids, protected cultivation of high value flowers, underutilized fruits, high value fruits for economic and nutritional security, cultivation of shiitake mushroom, IPM for sustainable hill agriculture, bee keeping, insect pests and their management in agricultural and horticultural crops, prospects of hill aquaculture, paddy cum fish culture, parasitic diseases of animals, yak husbandry, pig production, rural poultry production, strengthening of research extension linkages for effective delivery of agricultural technologies, emerging challenges and strategies and management of change in agricultural research for sustainable development, issues pertaining to Indian agriculture in relation to post - WTO regime etc.

The book has been divided in to six theme areas viz. Natural Resource Management, Crop Production and Improvement, Horticulture, Plant Protection, Animal and Fishery Science and Social Science, comprising forty chapters. The information given in each chapter has been supported with latest data.

The book throws light on sustainability of hill agriculture in a holistic manner and will prove be very informative and useful for all the concerned researchers, scientific community, institutions, teachers, students, extension functionaries and NGOs across the country.
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Bibliographic information

Title Sustainable Hill Agriculture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.02.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170194539, 9788170194538
length xii+604p., Illustrations; 25cm.