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Sustainable Agriculture : Embarking on the Second Green Revolution with Technological Revival of

Rajiv K Sinha

ISBN 10: 8186599606 / ISBN 13: 9788186599600
Published by Surabhi Publications, Jaipur, 2004
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Contents Foreword. I. Dawn of agriculture the historical perspectives and the ingenuity of traditional farming communities 1. History of agriculture transition from the culture of food gathering to food producing and the beginning of settled life. 2. Farmers the barefoot agricultural scientists innovators and the builders of foundation for sustainable agriculture. II. Indigenous knowledge and traditional wisdoms of farmers in agriculture their relevancy and scientific validity in modern times 1. Revival of traditional wisdom and indigenous knowledge in farming a global movement towards sustainable agriculture. 2. Traditional Wisdom and innovative ideas in agricultural practices of farmers in India a Scientific assessment. 3. Traditional wisdom and agricultural practices of farmers in Rajasthan a scientific assessment. 4. Observation of agricultural scientists ethnobiologists and anthropologists on the state of traditional agriculture in India its modern relevancy and scientific validity. 5. Scientific validity of the traditional mixed cropping and inter cropping systems of farming in India. III. The backlash of high tech chemical agriculture and dawn of sustainable agriculture the social ecological and the technological considerations 1. The high tech monoculture and chemical agriculture a mixed blessing for mankind their social economic and ecological implications. 2. Modern chemical versus traditional ecological systems of agriculture a comparative study for sustainability. 3. Strategies for sustainable agriculture integrating the technological social ecological and economic dimensions for safe food production. 4. Technological development for agricultural sustainability safe food productivity with quantity and quality and ecological security. 5. Biofertilizer technology the source of balanced crop and soil nutrition for sustainable agriculture. 6. Blue green algae biofertilizer the source of renewable organic nitrogen phosphate solubiliser and the growth promoter for the crops. 7. Vermiculture for sustainable agriculture reviving the traditional concept of using earthworms and their vermicompost as biofertilizer a viable alternative to the chemical fertilizers. 8. Urban agriculture a sustainable system to produce food in the high consumption areas by utilizing the urban waste as compost. 9. Technologies for alternative and non conventional methods of safe food production hydroponics (soil less agriculture) Saline agriculture Sewage farming and glasshouse farming. IV. Biodiversity the foster mother and the backbone of sustainable agriculture 1. Biodiversity the building blocks of sustainable agriculture. 2. Genetic diversity in the crop plants of India and their agronomic significance in sustainable agriculture. 3. Importance of global biodiversity in the genetic improvement of crop plants. 4. Erosion of crop genetic diversity a potential threat to the global food security. 5. Alternative food for the future from the biological treasure of the wild world. 6. Recognising and rewarding the farmers and the traditional communities for conservation of crop genetic resources and informal innovations in farming. V. Biopolitics of food and food production fighting for the cause of feeder of the nations 1. North south agri politics over crop genetic resources and food as a bioweapon for industrialized nations asserting the intellectual property rights for the farmers the harbingers of sustainable agriculture. 2. Need for better understandings between the farmers farm scientists and the farm policy makers to usher in the era of sustainable agriculture some recommendations. Appendices 1. Traditional farmers in India rewarded for making innovations in farming practices. 2. Scientists academicians and NGOs working and fighting for the cause of safe food and for the protection of farmer's right. 3. Some transgenic crops (inducted genes for pest and disease resistance herbicide resistance and improved nutritional qualities) developed in wo. Bookseller Inventory # 51069

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Title: Sustainable Agriculture : Embarking on the ...

Publisher: Surabhi Publications, Jaipur

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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