Advances in Food-Producing Systems For Arid and Semiarid Lands Part A - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124673212, 9780323143363

Advances in Food-Producing Systems For Arid and Semiarid Lands Part A

1st Edition

Editors: Jamal Manassah
eBook ISBN: 9780323143363
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 692
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Advances in Food-Producing Systems for Arid and Semiarid Lands: Part A contains the proceedings of a symposium on ""Advances in Food-Producing Systems for Arid and Semiarid Lands"" of the International Symposium Series held in Kuwait in April 1980.
Organized into five parts, separating the first five sessions of the symposium, this book begins by discussing the needs of arid lands. It then tackles the biotechnologies that may find valuable applications in arid and semiarid lands. Furthermore, it explores the water management and environmental tolerance aspects involved in these harsh environments. The presented papers bring renewed vitality to the hope that appropriate and directed exploitation of various technologies can evolve developable industries for arid and semiarid lands.

Table of Contents

Contributors for Parts A and B


Contents of Part B

Keynote Address

Food and Resource Needs of the World

1. Meeting the needs of Arid Lands Session A

Role of International and Related Centers in Food Resource Development in Arid and Semiarid Lands

Future for Overcoming Food Deficits in Arid Lands

The Turkish Experience in Increasing Food Production in Arid and Semiarid Lands

Basic Bioenergetics and the Solar Spectrum

Solar Energy through Biology — Fuel for the Future

Meeting the Needs of Arid Lands: Summary and Discussion

2. Biotechnology Session B

Progress in Fermentation Technology Resulting from Single-Cell Protein Process Research and Development

Composting and Urban Waste Recycling

Cellulosic Conversion

Processing of Lignocellulosic Materials for Animal Consumption

Future Integrated Biotechnological System

Biotechnology: Summary and Discussions

3. Water and Water Management Technology Session C

Water Conservation, Management, and Utilization in Semiarid Lands

Concepts for Conserving Agricultural Water

Principles of Salinity Control in Irrigated Agriculture

Water and Water Management Technology: Summary and Discussions

4. Environmental Tolerance Session D

Saline Tolerance — New Developments

Resistance to Heat Stress in Crop Plants

Understanding and Application of Heat Tolerance in Animals

Agronomic Management of Crops and Cropping Systems for Arid and Semiarid Lands

Environmental Tolerance: Summary and Discussions

5. Range Management in Arid Lands Session E

Strategies and Constraints in the Use of Arid Rangelands

Manipulative Range Improvements — Principles and Practices

Mycorrhizae and Productivity of Arid and Semiarid Rangelands

Shrubs for Fodder Production

Kuwait Range Model

Range Management in Arid Lands: Summary and Discussion


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