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Cover for Horticulture for food and nutrition security.

This chapter looks at horticultural development in India and the importance of horticulture for nutritional security and health. Challenges ahead for the horticultural sector are highlighted. The chapter also discusses technological advancements in (i) genetic improvement; (ii) efficient crop...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the maintenance or improvement of the postharvest life and quality of fresh fruits and vegetables and the scientific basis for the application of controlled atmosphere (CA) technology to the storage of fresh fruits and vegetables. The history of the effects ...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Increasing agricultural productivity of farming systems in parts of central India - Sir Ratan Tata Trust initiative.

Soil health mapping was adopted as entry point activity in the initiative supported by Sir Ratan Tata Trust in Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh states of India which emphasized on developing soil test-based fertilizer recommendations at block level. In Jharkhand, yield benefit with balanced nutrition...

Author(s)
Sawargaonkar, G. L.; Girish Chander; Wani, S. P.; Dasgupta, S. K.; Pardhasaradhi, G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food demand and supply projections to 2030: India.

Food demand and supply projections for India are essential from the perspective of food security and are presented in this chapter. The demand to 2030 for food grains, as well as horticultural, livestock and fisheries products, is projected. The study is aware of the diversification and structural...

Author(s)
Praduman Kumar; Joshi, P. K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642826)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Classic combinations and recurring themes.

We have seen that the chance of a wild plant being domesticated is rather rare. However, a small number of plant families have independently provided us with important crops on several occasions. This chapter tries to identify what makes these families so special. It appears that each of these...

Author(s)
Warren, J. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645087)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Private voluntary standards, co-investment and inclusive business.

This chapter assesses the potential of private voluntary standards in horticultural exports for providing incentives to the private sector investing in small-scale growers, to the mutual benefit of growers as well as exporters. The chapter then traces characteristics of such co-investment and its...

Author(s)
Blackmore, E.; MacGregor, J.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This chapter provides an overview of the historical use of controlled atmosphere (CA) storage for fruits and vegetables; early knowledge of the effects of gases on crops; and CA research and commercial CA storage in France, USA, UK, Australia, Canada, China and Southeast Asia, Netherlands, India,...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936464)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introducing vegetables into the India Mid-day Meal (MDM) programme: the potential for dietary change.

Adequate nutrition is crucial during childhood and a diet rich in micronutrients is vital for good physical growth and mental development and prevention of infectious diseases. Fruits and vegetables are a vital part of a balanced diet and a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A. ...

Author(s)
Muehlhoff, E.; Ramana, R.; Gopalan, H.; Ramachandran, P.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937140)
Type
Book chapter

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