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Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia

  • Recommended management practices in soil/water/crop/vegetation management

  • Climate change and Food Security in South Asia

  • Melting of Himalayan Glaciers

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (35 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. CLIMATE CHANGE IN SOUTH ASIA

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Climate Change in South Asia

      • Mannava V. K. Sivakumar, Robert Stefanski
      Pages 13-30
    3. Solar Irradiance of the Earth’s Atmosphere

      • Sultana N. Nahar
      Pages 31-42
    4. Mass Balance Approach to Study Glaciers Dynamics in the Himalayas

      • Dagfinnur Sveinbjörnsson, Helgi Björnsson
      Pages 43-53
  3. CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER RESOURCES

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 55-55
    2. Inter-annual Water Storage Changes in Asia from GRACE Data

      • 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. Agricultural and Environmental Changes in Bangladesh in Response to Global Warming

      • 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. Restoration of Degraded and Desertified Lands: Experience from Iceland

      • Sveinn Runólfsson, Anna María Ágústsdóttir
      Pages 153-161
    3. Organic Carbon Cycling During Himalayan Erosion: Processes, Fluxes and Consequences for the Global Carbon Cycle

      • Valier Galy, Christian France-Lanord, Olivier Beyssac, Bruno Lartiges, Mustafizur Rhaman
      Pages 163-181
  6. CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 215-215

About this book

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
  • climate change impacts
  • Forestry Management

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This volume comprises 35 chapters of papers arising from a meeting held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in August 2008 to explore the consequences of the changing climate on the food security of people in the South Asia region. … this is a very informative and useful summary of climate change and crop production research in South Asia and especially Bangladesh.” (Peter J. Gregory, Food Security, Vol. 3, 2011)

Editors and Affiliations

  • COLUMBUS, USA

    Rattan Lal

  • Div. Agricultural Meteorology, World Meteorological Organization, Geneve, Switzerland

    Mannava V.K. Sivakumar

  • , Dept. of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    S.M.A. Faiz, A.H.M. Mustafizur Rahman

  • OARDC Piketon Station, Piketon, USA

    Khandakar R. Islam

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 179.00
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  • ISBN: 978-90-481-9516-9
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 229.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)