By Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan; Norman E Borlaug
This publication presents a roadmap for attaining sustainable agricultural improve and nutrients defense in an period of weather swap and worldwide monetary melt-down. The contents comprise an outline of the paradigm shift lower than the management of the writer, from a eco-friendly to an ever-green revolution worthy for advancing productiveness in perpetuity with no ecological damage. "Science and Sustainable nutrition defense" exhibits many tools of linking ecological protection with livelihood safety, and offers a systematic foundation for getting into an period of biohappiness in line with the sustainable and equitable use of biodiversity. additionally, tools of variation to the influence of worldwide warming are defined. This publication will turn out in worthy to all drawn to sustainable human safety and happiness
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Changes in intermediary relationship will occur as internet based marketing tools are adopted by both producers and suppliers. Government of India's Bharat Nirman (New Deal for Rural India) has rightly given priority to knowledge connectivity, in addition to physical connectivity through roads. As a single step, the Gyan Chaupal will bring about a transformation in the economic conditions and social relations in our villages. Bridging the digital divide is a powerful method of bridging the gender divide, since rural women master the leT technologies with ease.
In every State, the agricultural "bright spots" and "hot spots" will have to be mapped. The State should develop a strategy for enlarging the extrapolation domain of bright spots. Similarly, every State should develop a Good Weather Code to maximize the benefits of adequate moisture availability, a Drought Code to minimize the adverse impact of drought, and a Flood Code both to prevent excessive distress and damage, and to promote a post-flood production plan. In the desert areas of Rajasthan, the Good Weather Code should include provision for raising nurseries 14 of appropriate plants, so that in years of excessive rainfall, an extensive tree planting and sand dune stabilization drive can be launched.
E. increase in productivity in perpetuity without associated ecological harm. The smaller the farm, the greater is the need for marketable surplus in order to generate cash income. The small farm can lend itself to higher productivity and profitability, provided the small farmer is enabled to overcome his/her handicaps arising from lack of capital and credit and access to appropriate technologies and inputs and remunerative markets. There is need for a small farm management revolution, which can result in conferring the power and economy of scale on small producers both in the production and post-harvest phases of farming; if this does not happen, mounting debts arising from adverse economics will continue to affect them.
Science and sustainable food security : selected papers of M S Swaminathan by Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan; Norman E Borlaug