This book deals with ways and means of managing food and water security in various agroclimatic environments through the integration of R & D, training, people participation, agronomic practices, economic instruments, and administrative policies. It includes contributions by global experts in the field, who elaborate on the governance of food security, the biophysical dimensions of more food per drop, as well as on the socioeconomic dimensions of food security. Subjects are presented grouped in three sections: 1. Biophysical Dimensions of Food Security; 2. Socioeconomic Dimensions of Food Security and 3. Governance of Food Security in Different Agroclimatic and Socioeconomic settings. Recommended reading for professionals, water and agricultural scientists, engineers, planners and policy makers in the field of food and water security.
'[…] this book assumes enormous significance, and could not have been published at a more appropriate time.'
'This book deals with techno-economic-social dimensions of the problem like no other publication before.'
'The editor along with his authors deserve full credit for presenting a book with an in-depth analysis of a complex subject, penetrating and interesting, supported by valuable tables, revealing photographs and neat figures.'
'This book is a notable departure from the normal.'
From: Journal of the Geological Society of India, vol. 72, p. 279-280, Aug. 2008.
'The strength of the book lies in the wide range of topics it examines—a list that includes remote sensing, aerobic rice, the benefits of fermented food, the role of microenterprises, and the need for enhanced governance of food systems.'
'The book is thus a very useful introduction on developing-country—chiefly Asian—water-for-food issues, aimed at professionals and students in the areas of agricultural and water science, engineering, and planning.'
From: Environment. Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, September-October 2009.
Section 1 : Biophysical Dimensions of food security
Section 2. Socioeconomic Dimensions of food security
Section 3 Governance of food security in different agro climatic and socioeconomic settings