Sustainable agriculture and the international rice-wheat system

dc.contributor.authorLal, Rattanen
dc.contributor.authorHobbs, P. R.en
dc.contributor.authorUphoff, N. T.en
dc.contributor.authorHansen, D. O.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialSouth Asiaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:11:03Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:11:03Zen
dc.date.issued2006-12-27en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractWith contributions from 65 international authors, this book describes the rice-wheat farming system which is key to food security in South Asia. It is a compendium of information on no-till farming in South Asia in particular and the world in general, with case studies from India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The book is divided into seven sections. Section I is an overview section on food security and natural resources, including a chapter on prospects for world agriculture in the 21st century, one on soil and water resources in South Asia, and a third on food security and environmental sustainability. Section II, with four chapters, has the theme of no-till farming, including historical development, problems and challenges, and opportunities and constraints for future development. Section III, with six chapters, features case studies of the no-till rice-wheat system in different South Asian countries. In Section IV, the discussion of no-till farming extends to other soil-specific situations, including case studies from the USA, Brazil, Australia and Latin America. Seven chapters on social and economic issues are presented in Section V, including chapters on temperate environments, soil and water sustainability in Australia, prospects for conservation tillage in India, and policy challenges for the rice-wheat system on the Indo-Gangetic Plains. Section VI includes two chapters on networking and international cooperation, while the final section includes just one chapter (by the four editors) outlining research and development priorities. (CAB Abstract)en
dc.format.mimetypetext/plainen
dc.identifier1893en
dc.identifier.citationBooks in Soils, Plants, and the Environmenten
dc.identifier.isbn0-8247-5491-3en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/66468en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherNew York, NY: Marcel Dekker Inc.en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectSoil conservationen
dc.subjectFood securityen
dc.subjectSustainable agricultureen
dc.subjectConservation tillageen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectFarming systemsen
dc.subjectCase studiesen
dc.subjectCropping systemsen
dc.subjectNo-tillen
dc.subjectFood securityen
dc.subjectRiceen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectConservation tillageen
dc.subjectFarming systemsen
dc.subjectSoil conservationen
dc.subjectWheaten
dc.subjectAustraliaen
dc.subjectBangladeshen
dc.subjectBrazilen
dc.subjectIndiaen
dc.subjectNepalen
dc.subjectPakistanen
dc.subjectEcosystem Farm/Enterprise Scaleen
dc.titleSustainable agriculture and the international rice-wheat systemen
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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