The Agricultural Revolution: A Journey Towards Sustainable Agriculture

edited by: Traloki Singh, Somendra Nath, Mandeep Kumar, Ankit Kumar Maurya & Chander Bhan
ISBN: 9789361341816 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 178 | Language: English | Copyright: 2024
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Currently, the advancement of technology in agriculture is rapidly transforming the industry and offering numerous advantages to farmers, paving the way for a sustainable future. Precision agriculture, a vital aspect, involves the utilization of technologies such as GPS, sensors, drones, and data analytics to optimize farming practices. This enables farmers to make informed decisions regarding resource allocation, resulting in improved crop yields and reduced input costs. Sustainable solutions like integrated pest management (IPM) and organic farming techniques minimize reliance on harmful chemicals, promoting soil health and biodiversity.

Looking forward, the future potential of technology in agriculture holds even greater promise for farmers. Advancements in robotics and automation will revolutionize labor-intensive tasks, leading to increased efficiency and reduced labor costs. Smart farming systems, powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, will facilitate predictive analytics for crop management, disease detection, and yield optimization.

The benefits of technology in agriculture for farmers are multifaceted. Firstly, it enhances productivity by optimizing resource utilization and minimizing waste. This results in higher yields and improved profitability for farmers. Secondly, sustainable practices promote environmental stewardship by reducing chemical inputs, conserving water, and preserving soil health. Farmers adopting these practices can mitigate the impact of climate change and contribute to biodiversity conservation. Moreover, technology in agriculture empowers farmers with access to real-time data and market information, enabling better decision-making and risk management. This leads to increased market competitiveness and resilience in the face of fluctuating market conditions. Furthermore, by embracing sustainable solutions, farmers can meet the growing demand for ethically sourced and environmentally friendly produce, opening up new marketing opportunities and strengthening consumer trust. From increased productivity and profitability to environmental stewardship and market competitiveness, sustainable solutions are shaping the agriculture sector towards a more prosperous and resilient future.

Dr. Traloki Singh is working as a Subject Matter Specialist (Agronomy), ICAR-CSSRI Krishi Vigyan Kendra Hardoi-II, Sandila, Hardoi-241203 (U.P.). He did B.Sc. (Agriculture) from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, University, Agra in 2002 and M.Sc. in Agronomy from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, University, Agra in 2004 (R.B.S. Collage, Bichpuri, Agra) (U.P.) and Ph.D. in Agronomy from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi in 2010 (U.P.). He has also Qualified ASRB-NET in 2010. Dr Singh has more than 15 years of experience in the field of Research & Extension in various organizations of ICAR (CAZRI, CSSRI, ATARI, and NAIP Project). He has various research paper, book chapter, abstract, and article and book co-author in national and international publications. He has received Young Extension
Worker Award and Best Scientist Award in the year 2017 and 2018.

Dr Somendra Nath is working as a Subject Matter Specialist (Agronomy), Krishi Vigyan Kendra Ballia (U.P.). He did B.Sc. (Agriculture) Hons from Janta Maha Vidhyalaya Ajeetmal, Auraiya in 2003 and M.Sc. in Agronomy from Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agricultural and
Technology, Kanpur in 2006 and Ph.D. in Agronomy from Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad (Ayodhya) (U.P.). Dr Nath has 13 years of experience in the field of Research & Extension. He has various research paper, book chapter, abstract, and article in national and international publications.

Mandeep Kumar is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Agronomy from Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur. He has accomplished BSc. (Ag.) and M.Sc. in Agronomy from Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur (U.P.). Mr. Kumar
has got many awards like Best M.Sc. Thesis Award, Young Professional Award, and Best Research Scholar Award and also has various research paper, book chapter, article, abstract and book co-author in reputed national and international journals. He has also participated in many national and international seminars and conferences.

Ankit Kumar Maurya is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur. He has accomplished BSc. (Ag.) from Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi and M.Sc. in Agriculture Economics from Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda (U.P.). Mr. Ankit has got many awards and also has various publications in reputed national and international journals. He has also participated in many national and international seminars and conferences.

Dr Chander Bhan is working as Associate Professor (Horticulture) at College of Agriculture (Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner), Hanumangarh (Rajasthan). He did B.Sc. (Agriculture) Hons. and M.Sc. (Agriculture) Horticulture from Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner and Ph.D. (PHT) from ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He has also qualified ICAR-ASRB National Eligibility Test (NET) in Horticulture. He has various research paper, review papers, book chapter, abstract, article and booklets/manuals in national and international publications. Dr Bhan has got many awards like District administration, Sriganganagar on 15.08.2016 for doing excellent official work, Young Scientist Award 2018, Best Oral Presentation Award, Outstanding Horticulturist Award 2020, appreciation certificate awards.

Chapter 1. Role of Technologies to Precise Farm Management Somendra Nath
Chapter 2. The Influence of Government Policies on Agricultural Practices Ankit Kumar Maurya, Ritesh Singh Gangwar and Rahul Kumar Rai
Chapter 3. Data Analytics and its Role in Optimizing Crop Yields and Resource Utilization Abhay Deep Gautam
Chapter 4. Climate Change and its Impact on Agriculture: Global and National level Initiatives and Plans to Support Climate Change Shivendra Mishra, Abdhesh Kumar, Mani Prakash Shukla and Pawan Kumar Gupta
Chapter 5. Initiatives and Strategies to Empower and Support Farmers Ankit Kumar Maurya, Tripti Bhatia and Raghvendra Singh Gautam
Chapter 6. Market Access and Supply Chain Innovation for Agricultural Produce Ritesh Singh Gangwar and Ankit Kumar Maurya
Chapter 7. Adoption of Smart Irrigation Technologies Hritul Kumar Gautam, Shashikant Gupta, Dhananjay Kumar, Manoj Gaund
Chapter 8. Skill Development and Agricultural Education Tripti Bhatia, Ankit Kumar Maurya
Chapter 9. Integration of Renewable Energy in Agriculture, Livestock and Poultry Farming Tahir Manzoor, Pankaj Kumar, Onkar Paradhe and Kanta Godara
Chapter 10. Technological Innovations for Holistic Livestock Management Pankaj Kumar, Paradhe Onkar Chandoba, Tahir Manzoor, Sandeep Bissu and Devkishan

 
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