This book addresses the important issues of food security and sustainability of natural resources of India in the context of the projected climate change. Agroecosystems being the sites of intense interaction between human beings and natural world, global climate change is likely to affect the resource base, the crop productivity, input use efficiency and overall the profitability of agricultural production systems to a great extent. However, the adverse effects of climate change can be alleviated through mitigation and adaptation strategies which carry importance due to the increasing population and food demand in India. Thus, this compilation covers possible sources and sinks of greenhouse gases in Indian context including the potentials of soil carbon sequestration, crop pest and soil management and scientific livestock management as mitigation and adaptation options. This book also includes some topics on fundamentals of green house effect and the possible mechanisms by which soil nutrient availability alters due to CO2 fertilization. The schematic diagrams, tables and graphs have been included to make the book more illustrative. The likelihood of carbon credits and trading through best management practices can help Indian farmers earning carbon credits in future. The book is useful for researchers, farm managers, policy makers and also students engaged in climate change related studies.
1 Greenhouse Effect and Contribution of Indian Agriculture by S. Lenka, N. K. Lenka and A. Subba Rao 2 Climate Change and Weather Extremes in India by N. K. Lenka 3 Importance of Tropospheric Ozone in Climate Change Research by S. Lenka 4 Impact of Elevated CO2 and Temperature on Crop ET and Plant Water Productivity by N. K. Lenka 5 Elevated Atmospheric CO2- Its Indirect Effects on Soil Processes by S. Kundu, S. Rajendiran, and M. Vassanda Coumar 6 Impact of Climate Change on Rhizosphere Microbial Activity and Nutrient Cycling by A. Mandal, T. K. Radha and S. Neenu 7 Feedbacks of CO2 Fertilization on Soil and Plant Nitrogen by N. K. Lenka 8 Enteric Methane Emission in Domestic Ruminant Livestock: Prediction and Measurement by V. Sejian, B. Saumya and A. K. Singh 9 Adaptation Strategies in Agriculture in Context of Climate Change by S. Lenka 10 Impact of Climate Change on Insect Pests, Beneficial Insects and Possible Adaptation Strategies by M.S. Rao and B. Venkateswarlu 11 Climate Change Mitigation Options in Agriculture by S. Lenka, N. K. Lenka and R. S. Chaudhary 12 Role of Farm Machinery in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by R. C. Singh 13 Strategies to Reduce Enteric Methane Emission in Domestic Ruminant Livestock by V. Sejian and S. Indu 14 Carbon Sequestration in Indian Agriculture by S. Kundu, M. L. Dotaniya and S. Lenka 15 Carbon Credits and Trading - An Opportunity for Indian Farmers by C.A. Rama Rao, B. Venkateswarlu and Josily Samuel 16 Use of Simulation Models to Assess the Impact of Climate Change on Agro-ecosystems by M. Mohanty and Nishant K Sinha
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