Hill Agriculture and Sustainability

by N. P. Thankur, Manpreet Kour, Rayees Ahmad Shah & Parshotam Kumar
ISBN: 9788196458805 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 70 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2024
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 10 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: PUBLISH MY WORK (PMW)
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hill agriculture, terrace farming, farming, agriculture, climate change.

Indian hilly regions are inhabited by 51 million people, covering 18 per cent of the geographical area and 6 per cent of Indian population. But hilly regions are facing crisis and are constantly struggling with their underdevelopment and under pressure from natural and human-induced stresses. However, potential of hills for economic growth, development of rural sector within the hill region, and their role in providing life sustaining water and environmental services, has started receiving attention of government and other voluntary agencies. Maintenance of agro-bidiversity, Adoption of rainfed farming with major rainfed cropping systems i.e maize-wheat, rice-wheat, and intercropped pulses and oilseeds in maize and wheat, while under irrigated conditions rice-wheat and vegetable based crop sequences can be adopted. Along with livestock rearing as an integral part of mountain communities as well as of nomadic tribes .For developing right approaches to hill areas development all possible interventions through technology, policy , institutional etc should be framed. Soil and moisture conservation technologies can be adopted by promoting water shed management , moisture conservation strategies, and water harvesting schemes . Also the integration of cropping components with different farming system components is able to generate more income and increased the profitability through recycling of wastes of one component into another. This also reduced the dependence on external inputs. Thus integration of horticulture components one of the most promising enterprise of hill agriculture with different farming system increased the net returns and can double the farmers income besides increased employment opportunities and generated enough scope to employ family labourers around the calendar year. However the labourer engaged in crop components also take care of dairy ,poultry ,apiary and mushroom cultivation reducing the cost of production with increased profitability.

N.P. Thakur: is Doctorate in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, presently working as Chief Scientist at AICRP-IFS has made significant contribution in the field of research, Extension and teaching of soil science/FSR and worked on different aspects of soil fertility, soil salinity , sodicity and their fertility management and reclamation with special reference to forestry. Also worked on crop diversification, IPNM, SSNM, developed a suitable IFS model for livelihood improvement of small and marginal farmers under irrigated areas of Jammu region. Further edited 2 books, 5 book chapters,50 research papers, 10 popular articles, 01 bulletin, 02 concept papers and presented more than 40 papers in various seminars and symposia.

Manpreet Kour: is Doctorate in Agronomy, presently working as Assistant Professor (Senior scale) Division of Agronomy, SKUAST Jammu and have teaching, research and extension experience of about 17 years. She has teaching experience of more than 150 credit hours and handled 07 research projects, Her publications include 33 research papers, 47 abstracts and 68 extension publications along with 08 manuals, 08 popular articles, 34 chapters in book/ compendium, 02 research bulletins and presented more than 20 papers in various seminars and symposia. Apart from these 10 recommendations and technologies have been developed. Her contribution has been recognized by 14 awards/ appreciations.

Rayees Ahmad Shah is Doctorate in Agronomy. He served in Department of Sheep Husbandry (2005 to 2007) in Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (2007 to 2008) in the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (2008 to 2013) and in the University of Kashmir, Hazratbal Srinagar since 2013. He has to his credit a number of research papers published in National and International scientific journals. Dr. R. A. Shah authored six books and also edited five books Dr. Shah has been honored with Young Scientist Award, Best Paper Presentation Award, Best Ph.D. Thesis Award and Outstanding Achievement Award. Dr. Shah is member of many professional societies having 18 years of experience in the field of agricultural science and extension..

Parshotam Kumar is Doctorate in Agronomy presently working as Technical Assistant at AICRP-IFS has made significant contribution in the field of research and having experience of about 17 years. His publications include 20 research papers 30 abstracts and 25 extension publications along 01 popular articles, 04 chapters in book/ compendium, and presented more than 8papers in various seminars and symposia. Apart from these he has developed 08 technologies.

1. An Introduction to Hill Agriculture 2. Characteristics of Hill Agriculture 3. Hill Agriculture and Constraints 4. Interventions to Sustain Hill Agriculture 5. Soil Conservation Measures 6. Moisture Conservation for Mitigating Livelihood Problems of Rainfed Areas 7. Farming System Approaches Towards Livelihood Improvement