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Cover for BERAS - a global network of food systems with examples from Sweden, Haiti, Tanzania and India.

Adopting a food systems approach in practice starts from recognizing that food systems serve the basic human needs of food and drink needed to sustain human life, but also serve wider cultural needs. The food systems approach helps organic food and farming by making interdependencies more apparent, ...

Author(s)
Hertwig, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reorienting Indian agriculture: challenges and opportunities.

This book covers various aspects of Indian agriculture. It consists of 32 chapters that are presented in 12 parts with the following headings: agricultural scenario; revolutions in agriculture; reorienting agricultural research for innovation; improving productivity and production; harnessing...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book
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Cover for Agriculture for achieving sustainable development goals.

This chapter examines India's adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how it plans to meet those targets. Recent government initiatives, particularly in the agricultural sector, are highlighted. Also discussed are the indicators for achieving the SDGs, the need for new technologies ...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The white revolution and livestock production.

This chapter examines India's livestock sector, highlighting the problem of low productivity and presenting an overview of the country's dairying sector and its milk, poultry, egg and meat production. The need to arrest genetic erosion of indigenous breeds, develop climate-resilient livestock...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Enhancing productivity of foodgrains.

This chapter first looks at the consumption and demand pattern as well as current production trends for food grains in India. The implications of climate change and the scaling of conservation agriculture are also discussed. Specific strategies are then suggested to increase production and...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for CSR and climate-resilient agriculture - a JSW case study.

The semi-arid tropics being dominant region is primarily agrarian with rainfed traditional agricultural production systems. Jawhar is a tribal block in Maharashtra, India characterized by high rainfall, water scarcity, degraded soils and low crop productivity. ICRISAT in collaboration with JSW has...

Author(s)
Petare, K. J.; Rao, A. V. R. K.; Patil, M. D.; Wani, S. P.; Sudi, R.; Srinivas, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strategies for enhancing oilseed production.

This chapter first examines the oilseed production scenario in India across different time periods as well as the demand, import and export scenario. Various issues concerning oilseeds are then discussed, including trade-related policy initiatives, the need for institutional linkages, the...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Increasing water-use efficiency.

This chapter discusses the emerging challenges of declining water resources and climate change in crop agriculture as well as the crop management options available to increase water productivity, i.e. through increasing water-use efficiency or through crop improvement. Also discussed are farm...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Invasive alien weed species: a threat to plant biodiversity.

Biological invasion is defined as the introduction (intentional or non-intentional), successful establishment, and potential spread of species outside their native range of habitat, and recognized as a threat to the economy, environment and biodiversity globally. Together, such species are regarded ...

Author(s)
Disha Jaggi; Mayank Varun; Saurabh Pagare; Niraj Tripathi; Meenal Rathore; Raghwendra Singh; Bhumesh Kumar
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter

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