The recent technologies for sustainable development and maintaining ecological integrity in the field of agriculture, forestry and environmental management for the green future. Describes the recent technologies and issues to generate awareness among the global scientific community towards sustainable development. Covers various eco-friendly approaches for successful management of soil, water, forest, agriculture, and other natural resources. Addresses the policy issues promoting conservation, protection and management of various natural resources. Presents the issues of climate change and sustainable strategies to combat such a mega event. The existence of life on the earth primarily depends upon the agriculture, forest and environment. The changing climate is imposing the multifaceted challenges in front of human civilization. The agroecosystem management practices and technologies leads to higher productivity with destruction of agricultural, forest and environmental habitat leading to soil-water-air pollution. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) plays a key role in the promoting research and developmental activities in various sectors to achieve the sustainable development goals under 2030 agenda. Gradual growth of science and technology has imposed a significant pressure on the different ecosystem. In this context, approaches such as sustainable agriculture, forestry and eco-friendly technologies need to be address across the world. Keeping view of these facts this book underlines scientific chapters dealing with the issues with proper explanation, and accompanied by illustrative diagrams, tables, database as required. The editors have tried to provide a brief scenario about the current issues related to the agriculture, forestry and environment. Therefore, the book would be a very useful resource for academicians, scientists, and policy makers of the related field.
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"We highly recommend this book as a valuable asset for the undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, researchers in various disciplines of forest ecology, agriculture, horticulture, soil science, environmental sciences, and academicians with the hopefulness of the edition being a valuable resource." (Tanu Kumari, Rishikesh Singh and Pramit Verma, Tropical Ecology, Vol. 60, 2019)
Author BiographyManoj Kumar Jhariya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Farm Forestry at Sarguja University Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), India, and is the author or co-author of more than 60 research papers in peer-reviewed journal, 04 books, 20 book chapters and several extension articles. Dr. Jhariya acquired B.Sc. (Agriculture), M.Sc. (Forestry) and PhD. (Forestry) Degrees from Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. He was awarded University Gold Medal for securing first class first position in PhD. He was awarded Chhattisgarh Young Scientist Award in the year 2013 from Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology. He was awarded a UGC-RGNF Fellowship, New Delhi, India. He is editorial board member of several journals. He is life member in The Indian Science Congress Association, Applied and Natural Science Foundation, Society for Advancement of Human and Nature, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India, and International Society for Development & Sustainability. He has supervised 41 M.Sc. (Farm Forestry) students and dynamically involved in teaching (Post-graduate) and research. Arnab Banerjee is an Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Sarguja Vishwavidyalaya, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, India. He has completed M.Sc. and PhD. (Environmental Science) From Burdwan University and M.Phil. in Environmental Science from Kalyani University West Bengal. He won the University Gold Medal for securing first class first position in M.Sc. examination. He has been awarded Young Scientist Award for best oral presentation at International Conference held at University of Burdwan. He was a project fellow under UGC sponsored major research project. He has published 65 research papers in reputed national and international journals. To his credit he has published 05 books and 05 book chapters. He is life member of academy of environmental biology. He has supervised 23 PG students and engaged in Post-graduate teaching and research. Ram Swaroop Meena is born in a farmer family in VOP. Harsana, Teh. Laxmangarh, Dist. Alwar, Rajasthan, India, Dr. Meena had his schooling in the same village and graduated in Agriculture in 2003 from the Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner, Jaipur, (Rajasthan). Dr. Meena has obtained his master and the doctorate degree in Agronomy from the Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (Rajasthan), and securing first division in all the classes with triple NET, JRF, and SRF from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, and RGNF award from the University Grants Commission (UGC, GOI). Dr. Meena has awarded for the Raman Fellowship from the MHRD, GOI. He has completed his Post-Doctoral research on soil carbon sequestration under Prof. Rattan Lal, Distinguished Scientist and Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Centre (CMASC), The Ohio State University, USA. He is working on soil sustainability, crop productivity and resources use efficiency, under current climatic era. Dr. Meena has supervised 17 PG and 4 Ph.D. students, and he has 8 years research and teaching experience at UG/PG/Ph.D. level. He is working on the externally funded 3 running projects including DST (GOI), and involves in many academic and administrative activities going on at the institute/university level. Dr. Meena has published more than 100 research and review papers in peer-reviewed reputed journals, and contributed in the edited books with 25 book chapters at national and international level. He has published 3 books on the national and another 3 on the international level. He has worked as an expert in the NCERT, MHRD, GOI to develop the 2 books for school education at XI and XII standards. Dr. Meena has awarded form the several awards viz., Young Scientist, Young Faculty, Global Research, Excellence in Research, Honorable Faculty Award, etc. Dr. Meena is a member of 9 reputed national and international societies, and working as a general secretary, editor; member of editorial board in twelve national, international peer-reviewed reputed journals, and attended several national and international conferences in the country and abroad. Dr. Meena is contributing to the agricultural extension activates on farmers level as associate coordinator in training, meetings, workshops, and farmers fair. Dhiraj Kumar Yadav is an Assistant Professor and HOD, Department of Farm Forestry, Sarguja Vishwavidyalaya, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, India. He completed graduation, post-graduation and PhD. in Forestry from JNKVV, IGKVV and Kumaun University Nainital, respectively. He has perused MBA in Human Resource Management from Sikkim Manipal University, and diploma in environmental management. He has been awarded Chhattisgarh Young Scientist Award in the year 2008 from Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology. He received merit scholarship during B.Sc. curriculum. He also worked as JRF, SRF, RA and Project Co-ordinator in various forestry institutes. He has published many research papers (30), articles, books (02) and book chapters (10) in various national and internationally reputed publishers. He is also member of several acedamic societies of India. He has supervised 41 M.Sc (Farm Forestry) students and involved in teaching (Post-graduate) and research.