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Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security
A Global Perspective

Edited By

Acharya Balkrishna



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ISBN 9781774637562
December 1, 2021 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
406 Pages 65 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security: A Global Perspective takes an analytical approach to issues related to current agricultural practices. It looks at global geographical data and key statistical reports to aid readers in comparing, understanding, and making agricultural decisions.

The book is divided into chapters with each dealing with a specific problem and its solutions, keeping in mind the context of geographical variations. The book first provides a historical overview of the socioeconomic importance of agriculture around the world along with a discussion on threats and opportunities in the agricultural sector. It goes on to explore the importance of water sources for agriculture, including rain-fed agriculture practices, water harvesting techniques, sustainable irrigation practices, and irrigation water management. Guidance on the usage of agrochemicals and solutions to their detrimental effects from non-standardized consumption is also addressed. The volume also includes a discussion on organic farming methods, certification standards, and key restrictions in crop production.

Part 2 goes on to examine postharvest management practices used in different geographical areas along with analysis on the role of technology and obstacles in implementation. The commercialization of agriculture through food processing, branding, and retailing is reviewed along with suggestions on available marketing platforms and promotional aspects. It goes on to outline the situational analysis of food adulteration as well as norms and regulations of food security at the international level. Lastly, the concept of biofortification is explained along with methods and strategies of biofortified food production. The impact of biofortification over socioeconomic development of a specific country is also analyzed.

Written for a wide audience, this volume is a thoughtful overview and analysis of the increasingly necessary topic of sustainable agriculture for food security and will be of interest to faculty and research scholars, working professionals, social activists, policymakers, farmers, and institutions and organizations involved in agricultural education, research, and development.

Table of Contents

PART I: GLOBAL AGRICULTURE: FEARS AND FACTS

1. Global Perspective of Agriculture Systems: From Ancient Times to Modern Era

Acharya Balkrishna, Gunjan Sharma, Nidhi Sharma, Pawan Kumar, Rashmi Mittal, and Razia Parveen

2. Rainfed Agriculture: Giant Strides of Current Farming Practices

Jawahar Lal Dwivedi, Ritika Joshi, Vedpriya Arya, and Vemuri Ravindra Babu

3. Sustainable Irrigation Under Global Context: Surface-, Subsurface-, Surface-Micro-, Subsurface-Micro-, and Ultra Irrigation

Megh R. Goyal

4. An Insight of Biological and Ecological Effects of Agrochemicals: A Global Scenario

Ashok Kumar Mehta, Rashmi Mittal, and Rishi Verma

5. Organic Farming: A Promising Approach for Sustainable Agriculture

Acharya Balkrishna, Priyanka Chaudhary, Ritika Joshi, and Vedpriya Arya

 

PART II: FOOD SECURITY: A REALM OF REALITY

6. Postharvest Management Practice (PHMP): A Systematic Program to Attain Food Security

Devika Sharma, Himani Malhotra, and Rashmi Mittal

7. Food Processing, Branding, Retailing: An Industrial Notion towards Monetary Benefits of Agriculture

Ashish Dhyani, Pallavi Thakur, and Swami Narsingh Dev

8. Food Adulteration: A Havoc Leading to Extorted Economy

Arun Kumar Kushwaha, Pallavi Thakur, Shivam Singh, and Tanuja Gahlot

9. Biofortification: A Way Forward

Acharya Balkrishna, Bhoomika Sharma, Rashmi Mittal, and Sherry Bhalla

10. Global Food Traceability: Current Status and Future Prospects

Acharya Balkrishna, Parshottam Rupala, Divya Jyoti, and Vedpriya Arya

11. Virtual Farmer’s Market: A Single-Step Solution to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Acharya Balkrishna, Kailash Choudhary, Ashish Dhyani, and Vedpriya Arya

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Biography

Acharya Balkrishna, PhD, is Vice-Chancellor at Patanjali University, India. He has published more than 130 research articles and reserved over 40 patents rights. He has also authored and edited over 150 books on yoga and Ayurveda. He established the Ayurvedic College & University to help children realize their dreams and to serve the nation. For his efforts in yoga and Ayurvedic scientific research, he has received the Bharat Gaurav Award and the Shalin Manav Ratna Award and has been named an Ayurveda Expert, one of the “Ten Versatile and Dynamic Young Men of India" and among “UNSDG’s 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare,” along many other honors.