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Resource Conservation Technologies for Food Security and Rural Livelihood

 
S.S. Singh (Editor) A R Khan (Editor) R.C. Bharati (Editor) T.K. Srivastava (Editor) M.A. Khan (Editor)
Synopsis

Understanding nuances of relevant techniques is a pre-requisite to conservation. The present book Resource Conservation Technologies For Food Security and Rural Livelihood is a sincere attempt to descramble the theoretical and operational complexities of resources conservation technologies being adopted in various agro-ecological conditions. Sustainable human survival is at stake in the wake of serious erosion, pollution and at times destruction of natural resources. On the other hand the most crucial land and water resources are shrinking at an alarming rate and are prone to ever increasing diversion to non-agricultural use. Under such a scenario long term profitable and sustainable production of food, feed and fibre for meeting the human and livestock requirements can be made possible through conservation and judicious use of natural resources.

The Book covers main as well as applied aspects of resource conservation techniques (RCTs). Chapters on RTCs for resource saving in cropping systems and farming systems of Indo-Gangetic plains provide in depth information on minor details about applicability of such technologies for diversification of input gies for diversification of input use and recycling while maintaining the soil health and ecological balanve.

Overall the book deciphers on the practical techniques for easy adoption of reduced tillage, residue retention and croop rotation, the basic components of conservation agriculture of enhancing land and water productivity.

The book is highly informative and useful for the people involved in the development of resource conservation technology. The book covers main as well as applied aspects of resource conservation techniques (RCTs). Chapters on RCTs for resource saving in cropping systems and farming systems of Indo-Gangetic plains provide in depth information on minor details about applicability of such technologies for diversification of input use and recycling while maintaining the soil health and ecological balance.

Lucid information on application of modern techniques like GIS, IT and simulation modelling for crop management based on conservation agriculture principles makes it useful for precision agriculture proponents. Potential of RCTs for mitigation and adaptation to climate change has been well covered. Utility of RCTs for enhancing water productivity and maintenance of soil health for overall improvement in factor productivity of agricultural sector is discussed under various agro-climatic scenarios.

Aspects like integration of resource conservation technologies with aquaculture and livestock management for internalizing the externalities and supporting the closed cycles of resource utilization in place of open ended cycles present practical ways to achieve the desired goal of sustainable agricultural growth and ensured food and livelihood security on sustainable basis. Overall the book deciphers on the practical techniques for easy adoption of reduced tillage, residue retention and crop rotation, the basic components of conservation agriculture, for enhancing land and water productivity.

The book is highly informative and useful for the people involved in the adoption, promotion and development of resource conservation technology.

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About the authors

S.S. Singh

Dr. S.S. Singh (b. 1949), after obtaining his LL.M. and Ph.D. degrees from R.D. University, Jabalpur, joined the same University as Lecturer in the Faculty of Law in 1979 were he served till 1985. Thereafter he joined Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi as Reader in Administrative Law where he is Professor now. A well-known researcher, he is the author of three research books and forty research papers which were published in leading journals of India and abroad. His recent publication legislative framework of Panchayati Raj in India has been widely acclaimed. His research interests centre round Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Public Administration and Democratic Decentralization. Dr. Singh is on several committees of Govt. of India, and had recently bee to U.K. under Colombo Plan for Training of Trainers Course. Presently, he is busy with providing consultancy services to National Academy of Direct Taxes, New Delhi.

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M.A. Khan

Dr. M.A. Khan, professor-cum-Chief Scientist is Hed, Division of Environmental Sciences, S.K. University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar, Srinagar. His major research faci include environmental biology, production ecology, environmental pollution and impact assessment and biodiversity. He is a recipient of UNESCO fellowship at the University of Vienna, Austria. Widely traveled academician, Prof. Khan has almost 30 years of research and teaching experience and taught at various universities at home and abroad. He has visited several countries for conferences and lectures, and was a visiting scientist at the Italian Institute of Hydrobiology, Pallanza and Windermere Laboratory, Freshwater Biological Association, England. Besides having authored/edited some books, Prof. Khan has 85 research papers to his credit published in national and international journals. He has been the Principal Investigator and Co-Pl. of several research projects including those sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi and Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. An active fellow / member of a range of national and international scientific association, Prof. Khan conferences and environment awareness programmes. He bagged prestigious World Environment Congress Award and World 2000 Millennium for his significant contribution in the field of environmental sciences.

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Bibliographic information

Title Resource Conservation Technologies for Food Security and Rural Livelihood
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2010
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 8183212026, 9788183212021
length 528p., Illustrations; Maps; 23cm.