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Cover for Managing and improving soil health.

This chapter discusses soil health degradation, assessment and management in India. The chapter also explores soils and greenhouse gases as well as nutrient management, soil health and crop production.

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Increasing water-use efficiency.

This chapter discusses the emerging challenges of declining water resources and climate change in crop agriculture as well as the crop management options available to increase water productivity, i.e. through increasing water-use efficiency or through crop improvement. Also discussed are farm...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroforestry in India: the way forward.

This chapter discusses the role of agroforestry in Indian economy. The chapter also provides details on agroforestry research and policy implementation in the country.

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of global climate change on agricultural growth.

Following an overview of the climate change, population, food and energy scenario in Asia as well as the Paris Agreement, this chapter discusses the impacts of climate change on agriculture. Both positive and adverse effects of climate change are covered. Strategies for coping with global climate...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Towards climate-smart agriculture.

This chapter discusses some measures to address climate change in agriculture, including adaptation and contingency planning, outscaling innovations for resilience, and knowledge sharing for climate-smart agriculture. A future road map is proposed to counter the effects of climate change on...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Linking research with extension for accelerated agricultural growth.

Following an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture in Asia, this chapter discusses the need to strengthen collaboration and partnerships between research and extension to accelerate agricultural growth. The Indian extension system is presented as an example. Outscaling...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Empowering farmers through innovative extension systems.

This chapter focuses on the need to reorient the agricultural extension system in India towards a "farmer first" approach, while considering the challenge of involving youth in agriculture, the role of new institutional mechanisms and the use of ICT for knowledge dissemination. A road map for an...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Women's empowerment for agricultural development.

This chapter first examines the multi-dimensional role of women in agriculture, the limited role of women in decision making in India, as well as women's role in innovation systems. The need to empower women in agriculture is then discussed, highlighting insights from the First Global Conference on ...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Attracting and retaining youth in agriculture.

This chapter discusses (i) the major challenges in retaining youth in agriculture in developing countries such as India, (ii) the role of youth in agriculture, and (iii) some initiatives to retain youth in agriculture. It is indicated that retaining youth in agriculture requires measures such as...

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 agricultural education system.

This chapter looks at the Indian agricultural education system, the changing needs of agricultural education, and some issues constraining the growth of agricultural universities. A number of recommendations are presented to improve the national agricultural education scenario and deliver the...

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