Sustainable Agriculture: Theory and Practices

authored by: Bidyadhar Maharana & Subodha Kumar Sahu
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ISBN: 9788119235803 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 238 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2023
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 19 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA | Weight: 476 GMS
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Keywords

Agroecology, Organic farming, Permaculture, Soil conservation, Crop rotation, Agroforestry, Water management, Biodiversity in agriculture, Sustainable farming methods, Precision agriculture, Cover cropping, Conservation tillage, Integrated pest management, Sustainable soil practices, Carbon sequestration in agriculture, Agrobiodiversity, Climate-resilient agriculture, Sustainable crop production, Eco-friendly farming, Regenerative agriculture, Food sovereignty, Green manure, Holistic farming, Sustainable livestock practices, Ethical farming

There are a total of twelve chapters in this book. The first chapter serves as an introduction, providing a foundation in agriculture and food security. The second chapter delves into the fundamentals of sustainable agriculture and alternative agriculture practices, including organic farming, ecological farming, bio-dynamic farming, natural farming, and zero budget natural farming (ZBNF), among others. Chapter three continues with an in-depth exploration of these alternative farming methods. Chapter four delves into the soil and plant nutrients necessary for growth, while chapter five focuses on water management and dryland technology for sustainable crop production. Chapter six discusses integrated pest management tactics, while chapter seven explores diversified and integrated farming systems. Chapter eight examines sustainable natural resource management, and chapter nine delves into the nutrition-sensitive food system in the context of sustainability. Chapter ten focuses on conservation agriculture, while chapter eleven explores climate-resilient agriculture for sustainable crop production. Lastly, chapter twelve summarizes the key sustainable agriculture practices discussed throughout the book. All chapters are well-supported with data, tables, figures, and photographs, and include extensive and up-to-date 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

 
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