The Indian agriculture sector has experienced buoyant growth in the past two years. A trend accompanying growing consumption and increasing production is the qualitative shift to special agriculture. There has been a marked shift in production from basic foodgrains to high value produce, especially fruits and vegetables. Specialty agriculture involves commercial agricultural operation, other than a confined feeding operation, which requires smaller tracts of land due to the intensive nature of the operation. It includes nurseries, greenhouses, mushroom farms, market gardens and apiaries. Future research should examine alternative approaches to develop this important cluster of economic activity. Identifying new locations for farmers' markets, expanding sales at existing farmers' markets, and identifying opportunities for producers to sell specialty crops to new value-added markets could be among possible growth strategies. Therefore the book on 'Specialty Agriculture' is aimed to discuss the role of Specialty agriculture in economic development of India.
1. Adoption of Micro Irrigation Technology: A Case Study of Four Indian States, 2. Organic Saffron Production Possibilities and Approaches, 3. Opportunities and Scope of Farm Mechanization in Himalayan Region, 4. Livestock and Its Impact on the Environment, 5. Importance of Biofertilizers in Agriculture, 6.Celery Based Crop Rotations in Punjab Move towards Higher Returns and Farm Profitability, 7. Profitability and Marketing Efficiency of Rabi Pea in Different Agro-Climatic Zones of Himachal Pradesh, 8. Conservation Agriculture and Soil Health, 9.Control of Plant Diseases Under Organic Crop Production, 10. Types of Water Sources for Irrigation in Agriculture, 11. Importance of Farm Mechanization in Floriculture, 12. Floriculture Its Prospects and Scope, 13. Organic Farming in India: A Vision Towards a Healthy Nation, 14. Insect Pests of Rose & Their Management by Integrated Pest Management, 15. Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing A Review, 16.Zoonoses Disability Adjusted Life Year (zDALY): Indicators for Measurement of Impact of Losses to Zoonotic Diseases, 17. Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in the North Himalayan Region, 18. Comparative Economic Analysis of Natural Farming: A Case Study in Una District of Himachal Pradesh, 19 A Case Study on Comparative Economics of Natural Farming in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh, 20. Agripreneurs and Speciality Cultivation: The Valuable Insights, 21. Determinants of Consumer Buying Behaviour for Organic Food Products,22. The Status of Cold-water Fisheries and Prospects of Their
Utilization for Poverty Reduction in Jammu and Kashmir, 23. Mustard Economics of KVK Beneficiaries and Non-beneficiaries in Samba District of Jammu Division, 24. Forecasting of Trends in Production and Import of Edible Oil in India using ARIMA Model, 25. Status and Performance of Crop Insurance in Himachal Pradesh and India, 26 Biodiversity Conservation
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