Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment

Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment

1st Edition - December 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Muhammad Farooq, Nirmali Gogoi, Michele Pisante
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905008

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Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment describes the relationship of agriculture, society, nature and the environment, sustainable agriculture and sustainable development goals, management of biophysical resources for sustainable food and environment, traditional knowledge and innovative options, and social and policy aspects of sustainable agriculture. The book presents both environmental and economic principles, helping readers in the development and application of robust policy and good institutional systems that execute on sustainable agriculture practices for a healthy environment and to combat climate resilience.

Key Features

  • Includes case studies that provide real-world insights
  • Relates traditional knowledge and innovation, maximizing the potential from both
  • Reinforces our understanding of the role of sustainable agriculture in developing environmentally sustainable and profitable food systems

Readership

Those working to improve agricultural production from a comprehensive approach. Researchers, graduate students and academicians in the fields of sustainable agriculture, climate change, and food security

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Introduction
    1. Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
    2. Agriculture, Society, Nature and the Environment
    3. Sustainable Agriculture for Food and Nutritional Security
    4. Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Development Goal
    5. Sustainable Agriculture and Soil Biodiversity

    Part II: Management of Biophysical Resources for Sustainable Food, Health, and Environment
    6. Management of Soil and Nutrients for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
    7. Water Harvesting and Management for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
    8. Carbon Management and Sequestration and Mitigation of Gaseous for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
    9. Management of Agricultural Pests for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
    10. Conservation of Biodiversity and Genetic Resources for Sustainable Agriculture
    11. Recycling and Management of Agricultural By-Products

    Part III: Traditional Knowledge and Innovative Options
    12. Ecological Processes in Sustainability of Agriculture and Environment
    13. Use of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Resource Management
    14. Re-designing and co-designing Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
    15. Alternate Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
    16. Urban and Pre-Urban Agriculture
    17. Agroforestry for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
    18. Livestock – Crop Interaction for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
    19. Spatializing Crop Models for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment

    Part IV: Social and Policy Aspects of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
    20. The Economic, Social, Political and Institutional Context of Sustainability
    21. Agricultural Policies and Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
    22. Challenges, Constraints and Opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
    23. Education and Information Dissemination for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment

Product details

  • No. of pages: 550
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: December 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905008

About the Editors

Muhammad Farooq

Muhammad Farooq is Associate Professor at the Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. He also holds the positions of Associate Professor at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia, Adjunct Professor at the Dankook University, Korea. He was also Young Affiliate fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (2015-2019) and is member of Global Young Academy and Pakistan Academy of Sciences. He received ‘Best Young Research Scholar Award’ from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (2013 and 2014). He was honored with the COMSTECH Award for Excellence in Research (2016) by Organization of Islamic Conference and Gold Medal (2017) by Pakistan Academy of Sciences. He received the Best University Teacher Award (2018) from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and was named as Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science (2018 and 2019). He received the distinguished researcher award (2020) from the Sultan Qaboos University. He has edited and co-edited eight books, and authored and co-authored more than 380 research articles and 49 book chapters. His citations, on google scholar, exceed 22,000 with h-index of 72.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Nirmali Gogoi

Nirmali Gogoi has received her Ph.D. degree form Dibrugarh University,Dibrugarh. Her Thesis title was "METHANE EMISSION ESTIMATION FROM DIFFERENT RICE AGROECOSYSTEMS OF ASSAM". She is a active reviewer for different journals such as Journal of Earth Science and Climate Change, African Journal of Biotechnology, African Journal of Microbial Research and Cogent Food and Agriculture (Taylor and Frencise). She has 56 Original Research Papers, 3 Chapters/Reviews and 1 Papers in proceedings of Conferences. Her research interests include environmental physiology of plants, carbon sequestration in agricultural ecosystems, and greenhouse gas emission from agricultural ecosystems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Tezpur University, Assaam, India

Michele Pisante

Michele Pisanteis Professor of Agronomy, Faculty of Biosciences and Agro-Food and Environmental Technology, University of Teramo and member at PhD Course in Crop Science, University of Padova, Italy. Research activity is focused on Sustainable Intensification of Agricultural Production, soil and water conservation, decision-making tools for digital agriculture for improving national and international cooperation for sustainable agriculture growth and natural resource management. Scientific Director of the Edagricole "University and Education" editorial book series. He is author of books and publications, of which 58 on International Journals (Scopus: h-index 17; T-citations 1416); Guest editor of a Special issue of AIMS “Agriculture and Food” international Open Access journal on topic “Sustainable Crop Production Intensification”; "Conservation Agriculture for Ecosystem Services" of the journal Agriculture and Research Topic (article collection) “Digital imaging of plants” of the journal Frontiers in Plant Science. Co-inventor of European patent “Method for increasing the content of useful components in edible plants”.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Agronomy, Faculty of Biosciences and Agro-Food and Environmental Technology, University of Teramo, Italy

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