1st Edition

Climate Change and Legumes Stress Mitigation for Sustainability and Food Security

    266 Pages 20 Color & 18 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    266 Pages 20 Color & 18 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Global climate change has created unprecedented challenges for human civilization due to its widespread adverse consequences, including a reduction in crop yield and threatening food security across the globe. Among the crop plants, legumes have great potential for ameliorating global warming since they can reduce carbon emissions by lowering reliance on the application of chemical fertilizers, by increasing nitrification and carbon sequestration in soil, and by providing protein-rich diets to both humans and livestock. This book identifies the extent of climate-induced stresses on legume plants and focuses on achieving food security through sustainable agricultural practices.

    This book compiles recent research findings and reviews on climate-related problems, the potential of legumes in ameliorating the impacts of climate change, as well as better management of agricultural land and practices for achieving environmental sustainability and food security.

    This book will serve as guidelines for scientists, agricultural practitioners, and policymakers working to achieve food security and better management of climate-induced stresses in agricultural interventions. It will also be useful as a reference book for researchers and students of both graduate and postgraduate levels. Furthermore, this book will provide enhanced knowledge about the mechanisms of yield and stress tolerance of legumes as well as developing climate-smart crops and improving cropping systems for a sustainable environment and food security. 

    Features of the book

    • Reviews trends of global climate change and its consequences for food security across the continents
    • Identifies the challenges and scopes of cultivating legumes in achieving food security in the context of global climate change
    • Focuses on the improvements of legume production through conservation approaches in agricultural practices and modern techniques, including omics-based breeding, biotechnology, genetic engineering, and rhizobium technology
    • Discusses the sustainable amelioration options for soils affected by climate-induced stresses
    • Cites examples of applications of rhizobium technologies in reducing greenhouse gas emission
    • Describes pathways associated with yield, resistance, and tolerance of legumes to climate-induced stresses

    1 Legume plants in the context of global climate change: Challenges and scopes for environmental sustainability
    MZ Hossain, HM Anawar and Doongar R. Chaudhary

    2 Diversity in legume genetic resources for adaptation to climate stress
    Burcu Yuksel and Ozlem Aksoy

    3 Diversity and distribution of legumes in Pakistan
    Syed Rehmat Ullah Shah, Asadullah, and Abdul Hameed Baloch

    4 Legume inoculants using rhizobia strains effective to reduce nitrous oxide emissions
    Eulogio J. Bedmar, María J. Delgado, Socorro Mesa, Germán Tortosa, A. Paula Rodiño, Juan L. Tejada-Hinojoza and Antonio M. De Ron

    5 Proteomics: aim at stress mitigation in soybean under flooding
    Ghazala Mustafa and Setsuko Komatsu

    6 Impact of high temperature stress and its alleviation in Fabaceae
    Burcu Yuksel and Filiz Vardar

    7 Genetic improvements for development of a climate resilient food legume crops. Relevance of Cowpea Breeding Approach in Improvement of Food Legume Crops for Future 
    Tony Ngalamu, James Odra Galla, Kwadwo Ofori and Silvestro Kaka Meseka

    8 Innovations in agronomic management for adaptation to climate change in legume cultivation
    Derya Yucel, Celal Yucel, Gizem Kamҫl and Aladdin Hamwieh

    9 Sustainable amelioration options and strategy for salinity-impacted agricultural soils
    Hossain Md Anawar, Mohammad Zabed Hossain

    10 Microbial populations and soil fertility in the coastal lands of India
    Doongar R. Chaudhary

    11 Strategic solutions and futuristic challenges for cultivation of food legumes in India
    CS Praharaj, Ummed Singh, and Rafat Sultana12 Climate-induced droughts and its implications for legume crops
    Md. Abul Kashem and Mohammad Zabed Hossain

    12 Climate-Induced Droughts and Its Implications for Legume Crops                                                      Md. Abul Kashem and Mohammad Zabed Hossain

    13 Implication of climate change on the productivity of legumes
    PS Basu, Ummed Singh, Surendra K Meena, Gurumurthy S, Vaibhav Kumar, Kalpana Tewari, Krishnashis Das, Kusum Sharma and SK Chaturvedi


    Mohammad Zabed Hossain