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

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editor: Jamal Manassah
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143363

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 692
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143363

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Jamal Manassah

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