The Future Rice Strategy for India Book

The Future Rice Strategy for India


  • Author : Samarendu Mohanty
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128092972

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The Future Rice Strategy for India Excerpt :

The Future Rice Strategy for India presents forward-looking insights toward achieving sustainable development of the rice sector, ensuring future food and nutritional security. As a staple food for many in India, including the economically disadvantaged, there are many concerns that affect the development of rice sector. Facing issues from environmental demands to economic stagnation, access to food, food inflation, and the Food Security Act (demand – supply – distribution of rice) achieving sustainability in production and exports is an important and urgent challenge. Using case studies to illustrate existing and potential issues, challenges and solutions, The Future Rice Strategy for India presents key strategic options while considering the implicit consequences. In addition, the findings enrich the strategy and policy formulation considerations for the role of rice in the country. This multidisciplinary approach features the expertise of rice scientists covering different aspects of rice sector; from breeding to consumer preferences and markets and trade. Uses analysis based on agro ecological zones (AEZ) patterns providing understanding of future growth patterns based on rice ecologies Includes case studies with proposed solutions taking into consideration pros and cons of each, allowing readers facing similar concerns and issues to identify an appropriate solution more efficiently and effectively

Climate Change and Future Rice Production in India Book

Climate Change and Future Rice Production in India


  • Author : K. Palanisami
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-07-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811383632

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Climate Change and Future Rice Production in India Excerpt :

This book explains in depth the issues and challenges faced by rice farmers in India in relation to production and productivity, and the possible adaptation strategies to climate change. Based on five years of groundbreaking research on emerging trends in cultivation in major rice growing regions in India, it begins by describing production and yield trends across different rice growing regions. It then offers a comprehensive review of relevant literature and the quantification methodologies and approaches used to analyze the impact of climate change. The book also analyzes climate change impacts on rice productivity and production, applying field-tested quantification methods, such as the Just-Pope production function where time series and cross-section data are simultaneously used for all regions. The results are presented for five geographical regions of India – northern, eastern, western, central and southern – for better comparison and readability. The analyses cover scenarios for both mid-century (2021–2050) and end-century (2071–2100), and in the context of climate change, they also incorporate both medium and high carbon emission scenarios. Thus the future rice production and productivity trends are clearly projected for making necessary interventions. Lastly, the book outlines the essentials of an enabling environment policy and discusses the institutional and policy options necessary to ensure sustainable rice production in India. It also makes the case for introducing appropriate and affordable adaptation strategies to support farmers in different rice-growing regions. The cost–benefit analysis of strategies presented in this book provides an invaluable tool for officials at agriculture departments planning up-scaling of agricultural productivity. The projections are also useful for policy makers and planners developing future investment plans to support rice production in their country. Overall, this book is of interest to a wide audience, incl

Sustainable Supply Chains  Strategies  Issues  and Models Book

Sustainable Supply Chains Strategies Issues and Models


  • Author : Usha Ramanathan
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030488765

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Sustainable Supply Chains Strategies Issues and Models Excerpt :

This book discusses supply chain issues and models with examples from actual case studies. Recent advances in sustainability, supply chains and technologies have brought promising potential for the management of sustainable global and local supply chains. While most of the current literature seem to consider developments in the field of sustainable supply chains and in the field of Industry 4.0 as two distinct entities, this book attempts to explore the synergy in bringing these two distinct fields together. The book features chapters on management of sustainability and industry 4.0 on supply chains as a whole, with several case studies on issues related to the application of sustainable supply chains in specific application sectors. They employ mathematical modeling and statistical analyses, as well as descriptive qualitative studies. They cover a range of application areas including multiple sectors (restaurant, manufacturing, logistics, furniture, food and insurance), domains (supply chains, logistics, marketing, and reverse logistics) and multiple country contexts (UK and India). The potential links between sustainability and the recent technological innovations from Industry 4.0 have been explored in detail. The book offers a valuable tool for managerial decision-making on the current practice and future potential on the use of Industry 4.0 tools for sustainable supply chains to facilitate competitive advantage with case studies in various industry sectors. In addition, some intriguing mathematical models will appeal to students and researchers interested in modeling the logistics process and the application of evolutionary game theory for integrating the social and economic aspects of sustainable supply chains. Some of these supply chain issues have been addressed in a previous book by the Editors.

Rice Improvement Book

Rice Improvement


  • Author : Jauhar Ali
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030665302

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Rice Improvement Excerpt :

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. By 2050, human population is expected to reach 9.7 billion. The demand for increased food production needs to be met from ever reducing resources of land, water and other environmental constraints. Rice remains the staple food source for a majority of the global populations, but especially in Asia where ninety percent of rice is grown and consumed. Climate change continues to impose abiotic and biotic stresses that curtail rice quality and yields. Researchers have been challenged to provide innovative solutions to maintain, or even increase, rice production. Amongst them, the ‘green super rice’ breeding strategy has been successful for leading the development and release of multiple abiotic and biotic stress tolerant rice varieties. Recent advances in plant molecular biology and biotechnologies have led to the identification of stress responsive genes and signaling pathways, which open up new paradigms to augment rice productivity. Accordingly, transcription factors, protein kinases and enzymes for generating protective metabolites and proteins all contribute to an intricate network of events that guard and maintain cellular integrity. In addition, various quantitative trait loci associated with elevated stress tolerance have been cloned, resulting in the detection of novel genes for biotic and abiotic stress resistance. Mechanistic understanding of the genetic basis of traits, such as N and P use, is allowing rice researchers to engineer nutrient-efficient rice varieties, which would result in higher yields with lower inputs. Likewise, the research in micronutrients biosynthesis opens doors to genetic engineering of metabolic pathways to enhance micronutrients production. With third generation sequencing techniques on the horizon, exciting progress can be expected to vastly improve molecular markers for gene-trait associations forecast with increasing accuracy. This book emphasizes on the areas of rice science

Seeking the Right to Food Book

Seeking the Right to Food


  • Author : Bright Nkrumah
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-12
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781316519790

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Seeking the Right to Food Excerpt :

Exploring why South Africans rarely use activism to address food insecurity, this study proposes ways to reclaim the power of collective action.

The role of small and medium agrifood enterprises in food systems transformation  the case of rice processors in Senegal Book

The role of small and medium agrifood enterprises in food systems transformation the case of rice processors in Senegal


  • Author : Ilie, E.T., Kelly, S.
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2021-03-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9789251341520

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The role of small and medium agrifood enterprises in food systems transformation the case of rice processors in Senegal Excerpt :

The objective of this publication is multifold. First, it aims to learn from small and medium sized agrifood manufacturers about the role they play in food systems transformation in Senegal and the policy reforms required to harness their potential. Second, and more specifically, it gleans lessons from structured interviews with Senegalese rice millers, based on their day-to-day realities, highlighting the business creativity used by these firms in order to deal with difficult enabling environments. Third, the methodology adopts a food systems approach to analyze the target enterprises; cross fertilizing different disciplinary perspectives in order to develop evidence for the public sector on integrated policy making that better supports the role of small agrifood enterprises in sustainable transformation. Finally, the study shares ideas about innovations related to procurement, operations, logistics, finance, marketing and sales, human resources, and strategic partnerships. An important contribution of this work is to demonstrate the multidimensional and complex nature of the environment within which agrifood manufacturers do business, and the need for the public sector to harness their potential to reduce poverty through off-farm employment generation and to improve food security through the sustainable supply of affordable and nutritious food to domestic and export markets.

Agriculture  Food and Nutrition Security Book

Agriculture Food and Nutrition Security


  • Author : Rukhsana
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030693336

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Agriculture Food and Nutrition Security Excerpt :

This volume provides an interdisciplinary collection of studies that cover the trends and issues related to agricultural productivity and availability, food and nutrition security, and sustainability in India. The book discusses a broad range of vital issues concerning the production and consumption of food during the era of climate change, and has been prepared to generate awareness of these issues in a large agricultural economy to shed light on new perspectives and solutions to achieve sustainable food production and security in India. The book is organized into three major sections: Climate and Agricultural Productivity for Availability, Changes and Trends in Cropping Patterns and Food Security, and Food and Nutrition Security for Sustainable Development. The book will be of interest to students, researchers, policymakers, and other inquisitive readers interested in different aspects of agriculture, food and nutrition security, and sustainable development.

Advances in Legumes for Sustainable Intensification Book

Advances in Legumes for Sustainable Intensification


  • Author : Ram Swaroop Meena
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-07-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 728
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323886000

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Advances in Legumes for Sustainable Intensification Excerpt :

Advances in Legume-based Agroecoystem for Sustainable Intensification explores current research and future strategies for ensuring capacity growth and socioeconomic improvement through the utilization of legume crop cultivation and production in the achievement of sustainability development goals (SDGs). Sections cover the role of legumes in addressing issues of food security, improving nitrogen in the environment, environmental sustainability, economic-environmentally optimized systems, the importance and impact of nitrogen, organic production, and biomass potential, legume production, biology, breeding improvement, cropping systems, and the use of legumes for eco-friendly weed management. This book is an important resource for scientists, researchers and advanced students interested in championing the effective utilization of legumes for agronomic and ecological benefit. Focuses on opportunities for agricultural impact and sustainability Presents insights into both agricultural sustainability and eco-intensification Includes the impact of legume production on societal impacts such as health and wealth management

Upland Rice In India Book

Upland Rice In India


  • Author : Singh, R.K.
  • Publisher : Scientific Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-07-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN 10 : 9789386347855

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Upland Rice In India Excerpt :

This book presents a comprehensive account of upland rice cultivation in different states of India. Upland rice system is considered as most diverse of all rice systems and each states of the country grow different varieties under a range of management conditions and cropping patterns. The 23 chapters in the book consolidate and share the knowledge on rainfed upland rice cultivation practiced in different states. It analyzes the upland rice agro-ecosystem in different states and encompasses various aspects of integrated nutrient management, pest management, varieties available and newer technologies introduced for adoption by farmers to improve the productivity of this fragile ecosystem.

Indian Farming Book

Indian Farming


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Agriculture
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$C57940

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The Irrigation Future of India Book

The Irrigation Future of India


  • Author : A. Narayanamoorthy
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Agriculture
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030896133

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The Irrigation Future of India Excerpt :

This book aims to bring forth and address the major issues confronting the irrigation sector of India and also to suggest policy pointers to sustain it. As the policy and reform canvas is large for a huge and diverse country, this book has particular focus on the most important and immediate issues and future options. The chapters not only focus on new research, in-depth analysis and technical details, but also provide a balanced review of the state of irrigation sector and comprehensive presentation of major issues, challenges and future options. With the presentation of in-depth analysis and synthesis of available knowledge, the work can act as a handbook for major irrigation water issues, actual policy changes, and potential reform that could turnaround the sector. Given the temporal and spatial data analysis of the irrigation sector, this book will be effective and useful as a research and teaching tool to students and researchers both in India and globally. Besides its professional audience within the academic, research and policy community, the non-technical format of the book will appeal to a general audience in the media, policy, and donor circles.