There are twelve chapters in this Book. The first Chapter is introductory which gives the basics of agriculture and food security. Chapter-2 deals with basics of sustainable agriculture and alternative agriculture that includes organic farming, ecological farming, bio-dynamic farming, natural farming and zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) etc are dealt in Chapter -3. Chapter-4 describes soil and plant nutrients that are required for plant growth. Water management and dryland technology for sustainable crop production are dealt in Chapter-5. Chapter-6 explains the integrated pest management tactics while Chapter-7 deals with diversified farming systems and integrated farming systems. Chapter-8 deals with sustainable natural resource management and Chapter-9 describes the nutrition sensitive food system in the context of sustainability. Chapter-10 deals with conservation agriculture and Chapter-11 focuses on climate resilient agriculture for sustainable crop production. Chapter-12 summarise sustainable agriculture practices. All chapters are well-illustrated with appropriately placed data, tables, figures, and photographs and supported with extensive and most recent references.
1. Introduction 2. The Basics of Sustainable Agriculture 3. Alternative Agriculture 4. Soil and Plant Nutrition 5. Water Management and Dryland Technology 6. Integrated Pest Management 7. Diversified Farming Systems 8. Sustainable Natural Resource Management 9. Nutrition Sensitive Food System 10. Conservation Agriculture 11. Climate Resilient Agriculture for Sustainability 12. Summary of Sustainable Agriculture Practices