Sustainable Agriculture towards Food Security

  • Arulbalachandran Dhanarajan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Agriculture and Food Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. Arulbalachandran, L. Mullainathan, S. Latha
      Pages 3-13
    3. S. Alagendran, G. Archunan, N. Puspha, D. Rajarajan, P. Lakshmanakumar, S. Gangadharan
      Pages 15-25
  3. Conventional Farming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. K. Yasmin, D. Arulbalachandran, K. Jothimani, V. Soundarya, S. Vanmathi
      Pages 29-55
    3. Manoharan Manosathiyadevan, V. Bhuvaneshwari, R. Latha
      Pages 57-67
    4. M. Ramachandran, D. Arulbalachandran, K. Jothimani
      Pages 69-83
    5. Kamaraj Sathish-Kumar, Venkatasamy Vignesh, Felipe Caballero-Briones
      Pages 85-107
  4. Organic Farming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. K. Sankar Ganesh, P. Sundaramoorthy, M. Nagarajan, R. Lawrence Xavier
      Pages 111-124
    3. Thillaigovindhan Nedumaran
      Pages 159-174
  5. Alternative Food Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Gerhard Flachowsky, Dirk von Soosten, Ulrich Meyer
      Pages 197-227
  6. Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Chinnasamy Ragavendran, Devarajan Natarajan
      Pages 231-262
    3. Amal Thomas Cheeran, Dhandapani Gurusamy, Krishnan Vasanth
      Pages 263-290

About this book

Introduction

World’s population is projected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100. To meet the food demands of the exponentially increasing population, a massive food production is necessary. Agricultural production on land and aquatic systems pose negative impacts on the earth’s ecosystems. Combined effects of climate change, land degradation, cropland losses, water scarcity and species infestations are major causes for loss of agricultural yields up to 25%. Therefore, the world needs a paradigm shift in agriculture development for sustainable food production and security through green revolution and eco-friendly approaches. Hence, agriculture practices must be sustained by the ability of farm land to produce food to satisfy human needs indefinitely as well as having sustainable impacts on the broader environment. The real agricultural challenges of the future as well as for today differ according to their geopolitical and socioeconomic contexts. Therefore, sustainable agriculture must be inclusive and have adaptability and flexibility over time to respond to demands for food production.

Considering all these points, this book has been prepared to address and insights to generate awareness of food security and focuses on perspectives of sustainable food production and security towards human society. The book facilitates to describes the classical and recent advancement of technologies and strategies by sustainable way through plant and animal origin including, breeding, pest management, tissue culture, transgenic techniques, bio and phytoremediation, environmental stress and resistance, plant growth enhancing microbes, bio-fertilizer and integrated approaches of food nutrition. Chapters provide a new dimension to discuss the issues, challenges and strategies of agricultural sustainability in a comprehensive manner. It aims at educating the students, advanced and budding researchers to develop novel approaches for sustainability with environmentally sound practices.

Keywords

Agriculture Crop- stress Food security Sustainability Environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Arulbalachandran Dhanarajan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Botany, School of Life SciencesPeriyar UniversitySalemIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6647-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6646-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6647-4
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