Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia

  • Rattan Lal
  • Mannava V.K. Sivakumar
  • S.M.A. Faiz
  • A.H.M. Mustafizur Rahman
  • Khandakar R. Islam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. CLIMATE CHANGE IN SOUTH ASIA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mannava V. K. Sivakumar, Robert Stefanski
      Pages 13-30
    3. Sultana N. Nahar
      Pages 31-42
    4. Dagfinnur Sveinbjörnsson, Helgi Björnsson
      Pages 43-53
  3. CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER RESOURCES

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. C. K. Shum, Jun-Yi Guo, Faisal Hossain, Jianbin Duan, Douglas E. Alsdorf, Xiao-Jun Duan et al.
      Pages 69-83
  4. Climate Change and The Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. S. Ahsan, M. S. Ali, M. R. Hoque, M. S. Osman, M. Rahman, M. J. Babar et al.
      Pages 119-134
  5. Climate Change and Soil Degradation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Sveinn Runólfsson, Anna María Ágústsdóttir
      Pages 153-161
    3. Valier Galy, Christian France-Lanord, Olivier Beyssac, Bruno Lartiges, Mustafizur Rhaman
      Pages 163-181
  6. CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY

About this book

Introduction

This book addresses an important topic of food security in South Asia with specific reference to climate change. Of the 1 billion food insecure people in the world, more than 30% are in South Asia. The problem of food insecurity may be exacerbated by the projected climate change especially because of the water scarcity caused by rapid melting of the glaciers in the Himalayas and increase in variability in monsoonal rains and frequency of extreme events. Furthermore, large populations of Bangladesh and other coastal regions may be displaced by sea level rise. Thus, this volume addresses recommended land use and soil/water/crop/vegetation management practices which would enable land managers to adapt to climate disruption by enhancing soil/ecosystem/social resilience. In addition to biophysical factors, this book also addresses the issues related to human dimensions including social, ethnical and political considerations.

Keywords

Climate Change Food Security Soil Degradation South Asia Water availability

Editors and affiliations

  • Rattan Lal
    • 1
  • Mannava V.K. Sivakumar
    • 2
  • S.M.A. Faiz
    • 3
  • A.H.M. Mustafizur Rahman
    • 4
  • Khandakar R. Islam
    • 5
  1. 1.COLUMBUSUSA
  2. 2.Div. Agricultural MeteorologyWorld Meteorological OrganizationGeneveSwitzerland
  3. 3., Dept. of Soil, Water and EnvironmentUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh
  4. 4., Dept. of Soil, Water and EnvironmentUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh
  5. 5.OARDC Piketon StationPiketonUSA

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