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Cover for Enhancing productivity of foodgrains.

This chapter first looks at the consumption and demand pattern as well as current production trends for food grains in India. The implications of climate change and the scaling of conservation agriculture are also discussed. Specific strategies are then suggested to increase production and...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Strategies for enhancing oilseed production.

This chapter first examines the oilseed production scenario in India across different time periods as well as the demand, import and export scenario. Various issues concerning oilseeds are then discussed, including trade-related policy initiatives, the need for institutional linkages, the...

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

This chapter discusses measures to improve forage crop production and use in India, including: how to strengthen forage breeding, practising food-fodder mixed farming, rehabilitation/development of grasslands and wastelands, establishing forage banks, forage seed availability and supply,...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural biotechnology for food and nutritional security.

This chapter considers the role of agricultural biotechnology in enhancing food and nutritional security in India. An overview is presented of non-genetic modification (non-GM) biotechnology as well as GM technology. The global trends in GM crops, the status of GM crops in India, the Bt cotton...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for The international treaty - current concerns.

This chapter offers background information on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) and discusses a number of issues and concerns in its implementation in India, such as with regard to access and benefit-sharing mechanisms.

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agrobiodiversity: dynamic change managem.

This chapter presents an overview of global, regional and national (India) initiatives on agrobiodiversity conservation and crop germplasm exchange. Regulations concerning access and benefit sharing (ABS) are also briefly examined. It is argued that change is needed for facilitated ABS and that the ...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing agrobiodiversity through use: changing paradigms.

This chapter offers some suggestions to ensure the effective and long-term management of agrobiodiversity, including its conservation and use. Sections discuss, among others: the origin and ownership of plant genetic resources; the impact of humans on biodiversity; the global outlook towards...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The growth of the Indian seed sector: challenges and opportunities.

This chapter presents an historical perspective on India's seed sector and the evolution of related policies and legislation. The role of public-private partnerships in the seed sector, the technology-led growth in the seed sector, the seed rolling plan, and the progress made in seeds and planting...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Revitalizing the Indian seed sector.

This chapter presents an overview of the seed production and supply scenario in India and suggests a number of strategies to revitalize the seed sector and hence increase agricultural productivity.

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