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Agriculture and Food Technology in Human Life

Prem Nath (Editor)

In this book we are discussing of efficient and smart technology developed through advanced agricultural sciences for the benefit of farmers who can produce quality food in abundance. In order to harness the potentials and refinement of agricultural sciences and to develop useful technology certain essential ingredients are must which embrace the area of education, research and technology development, application of technology, developmental steps in production and consumption.

This publication attempts to illustrate the above views within the arena of agriculture keeping in view both bright and dark side in terms of understanding knowledge, application, development, and positive results.

Contents: I. Introduction: 1. Introduction/Prem Nath. II. Agriculture in human life: 2. Ethics and Horticulture/Jules Janick and Ian Warrington. 3. Some Perceptions on Natural Resources/Prem Nath. III. Contribution of agriculture technology: 4. Agriculture Technology in Transition/Prem Nath. 5. New Strategies and Approaches for Improving Vegetable Cultivars/Jaao C. da Silva Dias and Rodomizo Ortiz. 6. Strategic Factors Governing Agricultural Productivity Growth in the Indian Context/R. Dwarakinath. 7. New Pathway in Land Resources Management with Special Reference to India/Dipak Sarkar. 8. How much Vegetables have Helped in Mitigating Food and Nutrition Insecurity in India: An Assessment/A.S. Sidhu, Sudha Mysore and E.S. Rao. 9. Guiding Elements in Breeding Vegetable Varieties Complying International Market Standards Augumenting Export/Jaao C. da Silva Dias. 10. Identifying Objectives for Breeding Improved Vegetable Varieties-Hard but Vital Choice/Prem Nath. 11. Concept and Impact of Crop Protection in Organic Versus Conventional Agriculture/P. Parvatha Reddy. IV. Improving Agriculture: 12. Diversification towards High Value Agricultural Commodities in India/P. G. Chengappa, C.G. Yadava, Arun M. and H.M. Prasanna Kumar. 13. Seed Industry and Its Future in India: A Retrospective Resonance/M. Mahadevappa. 14. Impact of High Density Planting in Fruit Crops for Augmenting Food Production/Y.T.N. Reddy, Vineeth Raj A. V. and Srilatha V. 15. Impact Application of Protected Cultivation at High Elevations in India to Enhance Food and Nutrition Security and Income Generation/Brahma Singh. 16. Role of Plantation Crops in Nutrition Security and Their Health Benefits/V.K. Abraham. 17. Growing Impact of Floriculture Industry on Income Generation and in Augmenting Livelihood Security— T. Janakiram and K.V. Prasad. V. Recent developments: 18. Farmer’s Market in Developing and Developed Countries/Prem Nath and Sundari Velayudhan. 19. Community Supported Agriculture: A Sustainable Local Farming Option for Urban Communities/Nalini Velayudhan and Kirun Treinen. 20. Agriculture Marketing and Cooperatives/Narayan G. Hegde. VI. Urban and Peri-Urban agriculture: 21. Progressive Development of Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture/Prem Nath. 22. How Peri-urban Agriculture can Support with Food to the Growing Urban Population-Role, Expectations and Parameters for Economic Growth in Developing Countries?/P. G. Chengappa, C.G. Yadava, Arun M. and Gana Shruthy M.K. 23. Development of Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in the Context of Growing Urban Population of Developing Countries/Elumalai Kannan. 24. Development Initiatives in Food Production, Utilization and Management in Urban and Peri Urban Agriculture in Asia/N. Nagaraj. 25. Horticulture in Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture – An Analysis/Binoo Bonny, Jyothi Bhaskar and K. V. Peter. 26. Application of Technological Developments in Augmenting Urban Farming Horticulture/K.R.M. Swamy. VII. Women in Agriculture: 27. Women Feed the World - An Overview/Prem Nath. VIII. Challenges and Opportunities: 28. Challenges and Opportunities in Agriculture/Prem Nath.

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About the author

Prem Nath

Dr. Prem Nath obtained his Ph.D. degree in Horticulture from the Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA during 1962. Since them, Dr. Nath has been serving in different national and international instiutions, in different capacities and in different countries in food and agriculture sectro for 50 yrars.

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Title Agriculture and Food Technology in Human Life
Author Prem Nath
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.03.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788172338985
length vi+412p., Illustrations; 25cm.