1st Edition

Cultivation for Climate Change Resilience, Volume 1 Tropical Fruit Trees

Edited By Adel A. Abul-Soad, Jameel M. Al-Khayri Copyright 2023
    296 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book focuses on various tropical fruit tree species management for climate change including mitigation strategies and technological countermeasures taken by researchers, progressive growers and commercial companies to overcome the adverse changes. It can be considered as a unique source emphasizing the fruit species solitary not by subject as usual to enable readers reaching directly to their crop of interest. The content includes genetic resources conservation, remote sensing and environmental certification. Increasing attention of the society toward information and measures taken by various stakeholders about climate change risks and threats makes this book very timely.

    Key points covered:

    • Provides a contemporary view of the impact of climate change on cultivation of individual fruit species
    • Offers modern approaches for mitigating the adverse impact of climate change on fruits cultivation
    • Describes research progress of understanding and combating the impact of climate change on fruits production
    • Illustrates presented concepts with relevant figures and tabulated data

    Part 1: Conceptual Framework
    1. Implications of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security
    Adam Ahmed, Azharia Elbushra and Mutasim Elrasheed
    2. Mitigation Strategies of the Impact of Global Climate Change on Fruit Crops
    Rinny Swain, Jannela Praveena and Gyana Ranjan Rout
    Part 2: Rain Forest Tropical Fruits
    3. Banana Cultivation for Resilience to Climate Change
    Ebtsam Labib Belatus and Adel Ahmed Abul-Soad
    4. Potential of Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera L.) in  Resilient Development Solutions: Bioethanol
    Sarah L Hemstock, Vineet V Chandra and Teuleala Manuella-Morris
    5. Climate Change is Challenging Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) Production Systems
    Alain Rival and Cécile Bessou
    6. Papaya Resilience to Global Warming and Climate Change
    Daniel Chebet, Isaac Savini and Fredah K Rimberia
    7. Passion Fruits Resilience to Global Warming and Climate Change
    Daniel Chebet, Isaac Savini and Fredah K Rimberia
    Part 3: Sub-Tropical Fruits
    8. Climate Change Implications on Cultivation of Avocado (Persea americana Mill.)
    Daniel Fernandes da Silva, Fabíola Villa and Glacy Jaqueline da Silva
    9. Enhancing Climate Change Resilience in Guava (Psidium Species)
    Muhammad Usman
    10. Development of the Jujube Industry under Changing Climates
    Xingang Li, Zhong Zhang and Xiaopeng Li
    11. Climate Resilience in Indian Jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.) and Other Jujube Species
    Muhammad Usman, Safdar Ali Mirza and Bilquees Fatima
    12. Environmental Friendly Snake Fruit (Salacca spp.) Cultivation for Agricultural Land Utilization and Conservation Supporting the Climate Change Resilience
    Riry Prihatini, Tri Budiyanti and Jameel M Al-Khayri


    Adel A. Abul-Soad, Obtained his PhD from the Fruit Research Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University in 2003 in date palm. Currently he is working as Deputy Director of the Horticulture Research Institute, Egypt, for Research Affairs. He served as a foreign professor in the Botany Department, Shah Abdul Latif University, Pakistan, for 7 years on and off starting in 2006. Scientific achievements include more than 60 published research papers in local and international impact factor journals; 12 published books and chapters as leading author and coauthor written in 3 languages (English, Arabic and Urdu); supervised 16 MSc and PhD students; Principal Investigator and foreign counterpart for several research projects in Egypt, Pakistan and Nigeria; Associate Editor of the Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology published by Elsevier; and reviewer of a number of international ISI journals including Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, Tropical Plant Pathology, Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, Applied Biological Research and Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences.

    He was also a consultant to agriculture companies in Egypt, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan for various plant species including date palm, banana and other tropical species; conducting a series of international short training courses annually from 2013-2015; awarded a medal from ISHS, Belgium as a convener for the 9th International Symposium of In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding (Giza, March, 2016); Award of Excellence from Nigerian Institute of Oil Palm in 2014; shield of meritorious services as a consultant to Date Palm Research Institute in 2013, Pakistan; and participated in the organizing and scientific committees of international conferences and contributed over forty scientific presentations.

    Jameel M. Al-Khayri, Professor of plant biotechnology at the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. Obtained B.S. in Biology in 1984 from the University of Toledo, M.S. in Agronomy in 1988 and Ph.D. in Plant Science in 1991 from the University of Arkansas, U.S.A. Dedicated research efforts to date palm biotechnology for the last three decades; published 80 research articles and reviews in international journals in addition to 60 book chapters; Editor of several special journal issues on date palm, biotechnology, and sustainable agriculture under abiotic and biotic stress; Editor of several reference books including: Date Palm Biotechnology, Date Palm Genetic Resources and Utilization (2 volumes), Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies (12 volumes), Nanotechnology Date Palm Biotechnology Protocols (2 volumes) and Plant Genetic Engineering (2 volumes).

    Appointed as a member of the Editorial Board in several international journals; participated in the organizing and scientific committees of international scientific conferences and contributed over fifty research presentations. In addition to teaching, graduate students advising and conducting funded research projects, held administrative posts as the Assistant Director of Date Palm Research Center, Head of Department of Plant Biotechnology, and Vice Dean for Development and Quality Assurance. An active member of the International Society for Horticultural Science and Society for In Vitro Biology and serving as the National Correspondent of the International Association of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology and served as a Member of Majlis Ash Shura (Saudi Arabia Legislative Council) Fifth Session.