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Land Management for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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Abstract

Of all the natural resources for agriculture, land/soil is accorded the first status among equals. Early civilization, the world over, venerated land as the “mother”, and, many continue to do so. India is the most illustrious example. The coinage by the author of this book for soil stands as follows: SOIL: S-Soul, O-Of, I-Infinite-, L-Life.

Keywords

Soil Land Per capita land availability Pre historic farming Global soil degradation Water and wind erosion Chemical degradation Physical degradation Biological degradation Human induced soil degradation Crop production Sustainable agriculture Sustainable land management Conservation Sustainable use of natural resources Appropriate land use patterns Agroecological zones Soil resilience Soil degradation Soil erosion control Maintaining soil fertility 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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  1. 1.International Agricultural Scientistc/o Mavila PankajakshyCalicutIndia

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