Download e-book for iPad: Combating Climate Change: An Agricultural Perspective by Manjit S. Kang,Surinder S. Banga

By Manjit S. Kang,Surinder S. Banga

ISBN-10: 1466566701

ISBN-13: 9781466566705

The results of weather switch can already be felt around the globe, and they'll most likely effect all features of human civilization—from overall healthiness, livelihood protection, agricultural creation, and defend to foreign alternate. considering that anthropogenic elements are almost always guilty for the present traits in international warming, human intervention could be essential to mitigate it. With 17 authoritative chapters, Combating weather swap: An Agricultural Perspective outlines a framework for getting ready agriculture for weather swap, featuring the reasons and outcomes of weather swap and attainable remediation measures.

With contributions from across the world well-known scientists, the chapters conceal worldwide foodstuff safety, variation of agriculture to satisfy its greenhouse fuel emissions mitigation capability, financial facets of weather switch, the soil natural carbon pool, the necessity for agroecological intelligence, and the advance of nutrient-use-efficient plants. The textual content additionally addresses genetic mitigation of weather swap results during the improvement of climate-resilient vegetation and using genetic and genomic assets to boost hugely effective crop cultivars, in addition to the conservation of local agroecosystems.

Expert members speak about the affects of weather swap on plant pathogens and plant affliction in addition to on bugs and crop losses. They handle abiotic pressure resistance, conservation tillage as a mitigation technique, and extra. the ultimate bankruptcy demonstrates the sensible use of the WorldClim and DIVA software program for modeling present and destiny climates, utilizing Timor Leste and India as examples. masking a extensive diversity of concerns concerning weather swap and agriculture, this publication brings jointly principles for environmentally pleasant applied sciences and possibilities to additional bring up and stabilize worldwide agricultural productiveness and confirm foodstuff defense in face of mounting weather challenge.

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