Sustaining Future Food Security in Changing Environments


Divya Pandey (Editor)
Stockholm Environment Institute at York, University of York, York, UK

Abhijit Sarkar (Editor)
Department of Botany, Raiganj Surendranath Mahavidyalaya, Sudarshanpur, West Bengal, India

Series: Hunger and Poverty: Causes, Impacts and Eradication
BISAC: SOC045000

Access to adequate food and nutrition is a fundamental human right. However, a significant population worldwide presently suffers from malnutrition and inadequate access to food. To meet the goal of zero hunger and malnutrition, agricultural production must maintain pace with increasing food demand. This goal is being challenged by rapidly changing socio-economic and environmental issues. Climate change, depleting soil and water resources, air, water and soil pollution are not only reducing productivity, but also pose a threat to food safety and nutrition.

This book analyzes linkages between agriculture and environmental changes, major challenges and potential solutions to secure future food security. It covers, in detail, the impacts of major environmental changes including climate change and air pollution on crops and agricultural production. The potential solutions to address these challenges are also discussed.

This book provides the reader with a broad view of interactions between agriculture and the environment, where agriculture is not only vulnerable but also acts as a contributor and offers mitigation options for some of the challenges in sustaining future food security. Agricultural sustainability in near and long-term future will depend on adapting crops and crop management practices based on emerging scientific knowledge of plant physiology and resource efficient technologies combined with focused socio-economic reforms to conserve food diversity and traditional practices. With the help of specific case studies, this book also highlights the significance of reforming small scale farming practices. Overall, this book provides the core idea of sustainable agriculture and food production in current and future scenarios, and is recommended for anyone interested in this topic. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Aquatic Bioresources: Utilization of Diversified Species, Products & Services for Strengthening Alternative Agriculture in Rural India
P.K. Mukhopadhyay and R. N. Mandal (Regional Research Centre of ICAR- Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR – CIFA RRC), Rahara, Kolkata – West Bengal, India)

Chapter 2. Impact of Tropospheric Ozone and Particulate Matter on Plant Health
Pallavi Saxena, Saurabh Sonwani and Umesh Chandra Kulshrestha (School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 3. Productivity of Major Crops Worldwide: Reviewing Food Safety and Security
Neelofar Mirza, Amit Kumar Singh, Dhammaprakash Pandhari Wankhede (ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa campus, New Delhi, India, and others)

Chapter 4. Plant Growth Regulators, Plant Adaptability and Plant Productivity: A Review on Abscisic Acid (ABA) Signaling in Plants under Emerging Environmental Stresses
Prasann Kumar, Bansh Narayan Singh and Padmanabhh Dwived (Department of Plant Physiology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, and others)

Chapter 5. Global Climate Change and Mung Bean Production: A Roadmap towards Future Sustainable Agriculture
Moushree Sarkar, Sambit Datta and Sabyasachi Kundagrami (Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Science, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, and others)

Chapter 6. Impact of Seedling Diversity and Their Survival Strategy in Modern Day Agro – Forestry Services
Parasuram Kamilya and Ayan Das (Laboratory of Applied Plant Systematics and Conservation, Department of Botany, Balurghat College, Balurghat, Dakshindinajpur, West Bengal, India)

Chapter 7. Management of Stem Rot of Jute using Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and Plant Growth Promoting Fungi (PGPF) Consortium: A Step towards Integrated Disease Management in Modern Agriculture
S. K. Bhattyacharya and Chandan Sengupta (Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Kalyani, Kalyani – West Bengal, India)

Chapter 8. Impact of Rising Carbon Dioxide (CO2) on Plant Health and Efficacy: An Insight to Cell Metabolism
Pratika Singh and Amrita Srivastava (Life Science Programme, Centre for Biological Science, Central University of South Bihar, Patna – India)

Chapter 9. Toxicological Study of Organo-phospohorous Pesticide and Proposed Detoxification Methodology
Md. Shabbir and Mukesh Singh (Department of Biotechnology, Haldia Institute of Technology, HIT Campus, Hatiberia, Purba Medinipur, Haldia, India)

Chapter 10. Food Security in the Changing Environment: Challenges and Solutions
Divya Pandey and Abhijit Sarkar (Stockholm Environment Institute at York, Environment Building, University of York, York, UK, and others)


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