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Reorienting Indian agriculture : challenges and opportunities

Author: R S Paroda
Publisher: Boston, MA : CABI, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 agricultural biotechnology; managing plant genetic resources; the role and growth of the seed sector; integrated natural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R S Paroda
ISBN: 9781786395184 1786395185
OCLC Number: 1081042146
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Reorienting Indian Agriculture; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Abbreviations and Acronyms; 1 The Indian Agricultural Scenario; Introduction; Productivity Convergence; Diversification; Land Holdings; Natural Resource Management; Water; Soil; Biodiversity; Livestock; Fish; Farm Energy and Mechanization; Post-harvest Management; Education; Extension; Public Investment in Agriculture; The Role of Markets; Non-farm Employment; References; 2 Agriculture for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals; The Context; Revisiting the Millennium Development Goals Adopting the Sustainable Development GoalsAiming for Sustainable Development Goals; Meeting the Targets of Sustainable Development Goals; Recent Government Initiatives; Indicators of Achieving Sustainable Development Goals; New Technologies and Innovations; Role of Public Policies; Climate Change-related Policies; Towards 'No Poverty' and 'No Hunger'; Role of Institutions; Public-Private Partnership; Corporate Social Responsibility; The Way Forward; References; 3 Fifty Years of the Green Revolution and Beyond; Preamble; The Green Revolution --
A Snapshot Constraints of Technologies and their ImplementationImpact of Technologies in Selected Regions; Natural Resource Imbalance; Incomplete Reduction of Poverty and Food Insecurity; Technology Fatigue; Global Population, SDGs and Food Security; Indian Agricultural Research and Development beyond the Green Revolution; Looking Ahead; Research; Education; Development; Conclusion; References; 4 Intensive Efforts for Food and Nutrition Security; References; 5 The White Revolution and Livestock Production; Animal Husbandry: An Important Integral Component of the Indian Economy India --
A Leader in the Livestock SectorConstraints of Low Productivity; Dairying and Milk Production; Poultry and Egg Production; Meat Production; Arresting Genetic Erosion; Climate-resilient Livestock Production; Ensuring Effective Input Availability; Technological Backstopping; The Way Forward; Looking Beyond; References; 6 Aquaculture Development and the Blue Revolution; Role of Aquaculture; The Blue Revolution; Species Diversification; A Growing Industry; Technologies Developed; Freshwater Fish Farming; Breeding and Seed Production; Carp breeding and seed production Development of synthetic inducing agentsDevelopment of different hatchery models; Multiple spawning; Cryopreservation of carp milt; Seed production of diversified species; Seed rearing; Development of Grow-out Farming Technologies; Composite fish culture technique; Cage and pen culture; Culture-based capture fisheries; Wastewater-fed aquaculture; Integrated farming systems; Brackishwater Aquaculture; Shrimp farming; Species diversification; Future perspectives; Mariculture; Culture of molluscs; Culture of seaweeds; Culture of marine ornamental fishes; Open-sea cage culture
Responsibility: Raj Paroda.

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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 agricultural biotechnology; managing plant genetic resources; the role and growth of the seed sector; integrated natural resource management; impact of climate change; innovation in extension; the role of women and youth; and policy reforms for accelerated growth.

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