Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Ajoy Kumar Singh,Vishwa Bandhu Patel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2020-05-21
ISBN 10: 100052745X
ISBN 13: 9781000527452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

This new volume looks at the evolution and challenges of sustainable agriculture, a field that is growing in use and popularity, discussing some of the important ideas, practices, and policies that are essential to an effective sustainable agriculture strategy. The book features 25 chapters written by experts in crop improvement, natural resource management, crop protection, social sciences, and product development. The volume provides a good understanding of the use of sustainable agriculture and the sustainable management of agri-horticultural crops, focusing on eco-friendly approaches, such as the utilization of waste materials. Topics include ecofriendly plant protection measures, climate change and natural resource management, tools to mitigate the effect of extreme weather events, agrochemical research and regulation, soil carbon sequestration, water and nutrient management in agricultural systems, and more. Key features: Discusses sustainable agriculture within the framework of recent challenges in agriculture Looks at the development and diversification of crops and cultural practices to enhance biological and economic stability Discusses innovative nanotechnologies in research and production technologies Highlights the development of new varieties in agri-horticultural crops Discusses use of recent technologies for soil–plant–microbe–environment interactions.

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Eric Lichtfouse,Mireille Navarrete,Philippe Debaeke,Souchere Véronique,Caroline Alberola
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 919
Release: 2009-11-11
ISBN 10: 9789048126668
ISBN 13: 9048126665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

Sustainability rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Starving people in poor nations, obesity in rich nations, increasing food prices, on-going climate changes, increasing fuel and transportation costs, flaws of the global market, worldwide pesticide pollution, pest adaptation and resistance, loss of soil fertility and organic carbon, soil erosion, decreasing biodiversity, desertification, and so on. Despite unprecedented advances in sciences allowing to visit planets and disclose subatomic particles, serious terrestrial issues about food show clearly that conventional agriculture is not suited any longer to feed humans and to preserve ecosystems. Sustainable agriculture is an alternative for solving fundamental and applied issues related to food production in an ecological way. While conventional agriculture is driven almost solely by productivity and profit, sustainable agriculture integrates biological, chemical, physical, ecological, economic and social sciences in a comprehensive way to develop new farming practices that are safe and do not degrade our environment. In that respect, sustainable agriculture is not a classical and narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats problem sources. As most actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

Sustainable Agriculture Beyond Organic Farming

Sustainable Agriculture   Beyond Organic Farming
Author: Sean Clark
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 3038423041
ISBN 13: 9783038423041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Beyond Organic Farming Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Sustainable Agriculture–Beyond Organic Farming" that was published in Sustainability

Sustainable Agriculture Advances in Plant Metabolome and Microbiome

Sustainable Agriculture  Advances in Plant Metabolome and Microbiome
Author: Javid Ahmad Parray,Nowsheen Shameem
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 9780128171097
ISBN 13: 012817109X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Advances in Plant Metabolome and Microbiome Book Review:

Sustainable Agriculture: Advances in Plant Metabolome and Microbiome focuses on the advancement of basic and applied research related to plant-microbe interaction and their implementation to progressive agricultural sustainability. Simultaneous metabolome-signaling, or two-way communication study, is a challenging and emerging area that will provide new opportunities for providing an understanding of plant-microbe interaction. Comparing the metabolome or microbiome among some key groups of the same phylas could reveal host-driven differences in plant microbe symbiosis-however, nowadays these interactions can be engineered using advanced techniques and tools to increase heritability as well as to target breeding approaches to boost agricultural industry. The book also highlights the developing area of bioinformatics tools for the interpretation of metabolome. The assimilation of metabolome data with metagenomics through a systemic approach will provide a holistic overview of the total microbiome and metabolome assembly. The integration of statistical and bioinformatics tools to manage huge generating data, metabolite profiling, and key signalling-driven substances, will be vital in developing a sustainable consortium and determining the role of key biosynthetic pathways. Focused on selecting positive and effective interactive core-microbiome which will be adaptive and sustainable both phenotypically and genotypically, Sustainable Agriculture: Advances in Plant Metabolome and Microbiome will help researchers further improve the quality and productivity of crops through sustainable agriculture. Details the two-way interactive approach to both plants and microbes Describes setting up core and functional microbiomes Presents the relationship of metabolomics and biocontrol

Sustainable Agriculture in Temperate Zones

Sustainable Agriculture in Temperate Zones
Author: Charles A. Francis,Cornelia Butler Flora,Larry D. King
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 1990-04-16
ISBN 10: 9780471622277
ISBN 13: 0471622273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture in Temperate Zones Book Review:

This timely work reviews the best current thinking on practicing sustainable agriculture, with contributions from agricultural, biological, environmental and social scientists. The emphasis is on temperate zones, with many of the contributions addressing U.S. agriculture. However, the principles explored here have application in any climatic or geographical region. The book discusses stewardship, biodiversity, reliance on mixed food systems and other approaches, always with a view toward reducing environmental degradation, maintaining economic viability and stabilizing rural communities.

Future of Sustainable Agriculture in Saline Environments

Future of Sustainable Agriculture in Saline Environments
Author: Katarzyna Negacz,Pier Vellinga,Edward Barrett-Lennard,Redouane Choukr-Allah,Theo Elzenga
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 541
Release: 2021-06-24
ISBN 10: 1000401146
ISBN 13: 9781000401141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future of Sustainable Agriculture in Saline Environments Book Review:

Food production on present and future saline soils deserves the world’s attention particularly because food security is a pressing issue, millions of hectares of degraded soils are available worldwide, freshwater is becoming increasingly scarce, and the global sea-level rise threatens food production in fertile coastal lowlands. Future of Sustainable Agriculture in Saline Environments aims to showcase the global potential of saline agriculture. The book covers the essential topics, such as policy and awareness, soil management, future crops, and genetic developments, all supplemented by case studies that show how this knowledge has been applied. It offers an overview of current research themes and practical cases focused on enhancing food production on saline lands. FEATURES Describes the critical role of the revitalization of salt-degraded lands in achieving sustainability in agriculture on a global scale Discusses practical solutions toward using drylands and delta areas threatened by salinity for sustainable food production Presents strategies for adaptation to climate change and sea-level rise through food production under saline conditions Addresses the diverse aspects of crop salt tolerance and microbiological associations Highlights the complex problem of salinity and waterlogging and safer management of poor-quality water, supplemented by case studies A PDF version of this book is available for free in Open Access at www.taylorfrancis.com. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture

The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Stephen R. Gliessman,Martha Rosemeyer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2009-12-21
ISBN 10: 9781420003598
ISBN 13: 1420003593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

With all of the environmental and social problems confronting our food systems today, it is apparent that none of the strategies we have relied on in the past―higher-yielding varieties, increased irrigation, inorganic fertilizers, pest damage reduction―can be counted on to come to the rescue. In fact, these solutions are now part of the problem. It is becoming quite clear that the only way to keep the food crisis from escalating is to promote the conversion processes that will move agriculture to sustainability. Under the editorial guidance of agroecology experts Martha Rosemeyer and the internationally renowned Dr. Stephen R. Gliessman, The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Principles, Processes, and Practices establishes a framework for how this conversion can be accomplished and presents case studies from around the world that illustrate how the process is already underway. The book provides a four-stage transition process for achieving sustainability and an in-depth analysis of the global efforts to make farms more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. An international team of chapter contributors explores ways to lessen dependency on fossil fuels and pesticides, and examines each step in the conversion process. They also describe the process of monitoring change toward sustainable agriculture while integrating social and economic analysis within scientific practices. Serving as both a core textbook for students and a comprehensive reference for agricultural practitioners, this volume is a valuable resource for the change that is needed in our food system now and in the future.

After the Green Revolution

After the Green Revolution
Author: Gordon R. Conway,Edward B. Barbier
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 1134063024
ISBN 13: 9781134063024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Green Revolution Book Review:

'The Green Revolution' of the 60's and 70's produced immense gains in food cereal production in the Third World. But there are huge problems in the 'post-revolutionary' era: farmers with small or marginal holdings have benefited less than wealthier farmers; intensive mono-cropping has made production more susceptible to environmental stresses and shocks. Now there is evidence of diminishing returns from intensive and intensively chemical agricultural production. What is needed is a new approach, equally revolutionary, but different in its ideas and style. The authors set out what they mean by 'sustainable' agriculture in the new era and look at the effects of international economic restraints and of national policies on the kind of development they see as necessary. They chart a path for sustainable livelihoods for Third World farmers enmeshed by forces outside their control. They describe methods of evaluating and resolving the tough trade-offs all levels of intervention, from international trade down to the individual farm. This book cannot provide all the answers, but it does indicate what international conditions we need to be aware of, what national policies we need to advocate and what approaches at the local level we need to adopt to ensure the goal of agricultural sustainability. Originally published in 1990

Cover Crops and Sustainable Agriculture

Cover Crops and Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Rafiq Islam,Bradford Sherman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2021-06-17
ISBN 10: 100040711X
ISBN 13: 9781000407112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cover Crops and Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

This book will not serve as the "encyclopedia of cover crop management," but it’s close. The benefits of a wide range of individual cover crops and blends/mixes for specific agronomic crop rotations and geographic locations are included. Descriptions, photographs, and illustrations show how cover crops look in the field, including plant height, leaf architecture, and rooting patterns. Long term benefits are described for soil health, soil structure, water quality, nutrient contributions, soil biodiversity, air quality and climate change. In addition to the "whys" of cover crop use, the book includes details on the "hows:" how to choose cover crops for specific applications and locations; how (and when) to plant; how to manage and maintain the cover for maximum benefit; and how and when to terminate. Planting options include: drilling/planting between rows of an agronomic crop at planting time, or when the crop is short (i.e. corn in early June); "aerial" seeding with an airplane or high-clearance machine shortly before the crop reaches maturity; and drilling/planting immediately after harvest of the agronomic crop. Selected cover crops (blends) can help with pest and disease management. Cover crops are an economic input with an expected return on investment, similar to pesticides and fertilizer. As part of a continuous no-till system, cover crops provide long-term biological, chemical and structural benefits. The resulting increase in soil organic matter means the agronomic crop yields benefit from better water infiltration and water holding capacity, greater availability of nitrogen and other nutrients, deeper rooting, and increased soil microbial activity in the root zone.

Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture

Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Muhammad Farooq,Michele Pisante
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 627
Release: 2019-12-03
ISBN 10: 3030231690
ISBN 13: 9783030231699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

This volume is a ready reference on sustainable agriculture and reinforce the understanding for its utilization to develop environmentally sustainable and profitable food production systems. It describes ecological sustainability of farming systems, present innovations for improving efficiency in the use of resources for sustainable agriculture and propose technological options and new areas of research in this very important area of agriculture.

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews
Author: Eric Lichtfouse
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN 10: 9400759614
ISBN 13: 9789400759619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews Book Review:

Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, philosophy and social sciences. Because actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture

Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Dilip Nandwani
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN 10: 3319268031
ISBN 13: 9783319268033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

Focusing on organic farming, this book presents peer-reviewed contributions from leading international academics and researchers in the field of organic agriculture, plant ecosystems, sustainable horticulture and related areas of biodiversity science. It includes case studies and reviews on organic agriculture, horticulture and pest management, use of microorganisms, composting, crop rotation, organic milk and meat production, as well as ecological issues. This unique book addresses a wide array of topics from all continents, making it a valuable reference resource for students, researchers and agriculturists who are concerned with biodiversity, agroecology and sustainable development of agricultural resources.

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Mary V. Gold
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 10
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X002497724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture
Author: John Mason
Publsiher: Landlinks Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780643068766
ISBN 13: 0643068767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

Annotation. The technological revolution in farming practices has allowed us to clear and cultivate more land, grow plants and animals faster, and kill a greater variety of pests and diseases than ever before. Unfortunately, these efficiencies are proving to be unsustainable in the long term and have created problems such as soil structural decline, erosion, salinity, soil acidification, loss of fertility, nutrient loading of waterways, dams and a build up of chemical residues. This book is about foreseeing and understanding such problems and addressing them before it is too late. John Mason examines all these problems and explains the concepts and long-term benefits of sustainable farming systems such as permaculture, biodynamics, organic farming, agroforestry, conservation tillage, and integrated hydroculture. Sustainable Agriculture 2nd Edition also looks at important issues such as monoculture versus polyculture, the use of hybrids, selection criteria for plants and stock, integrated pest management and preparing a farm for droughts and floods. Other areas examined include diversifying into farm tourism and value adding before selling produce. Features * Explains the different sustainable farming systems * Covers how to manage change to implement sustainable farming * Provides strategies from a cross-section of countries * Explores new areas such as farm tourism and value adding * Investigates weed control without chemicals.

Plant Microbiomes for Sustainable Agriculture

Plant Microbiomes for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Ajar Nath Yadav,Joginder Singh,Ali Asghar Rastegari,Neelam Yadav
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN 10: 3030384535
ISBN 13: 9783030384531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Microbiomes for Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

This book encompasses the current knowledge of plant microbiomes and their potential biotechnological application for plant growth, crop yield and soil health for sustainable agriculture. The plant microbiomes (rhizospheric, endophytic and epiphytic) play an important role in plant growth, development, and soil health. Plant and rhizospheric soil are a valuable natural resource harbouring hotspots of microbes, and it plays critical roles in the maintenance of global nutrient balance and ecosystem function. The diverse group of microbes is key components of soil–plant systems, where they are engaged in an intense network of interactions in the rhizosphere/endophytic/phyllospheric. The rhizospheric microbial diversity present in rhizospheric zones has a sufficient amount of nutrients release by plant root systems in form of root exudates for growth, development and activities of microbes. The endophytic microbes are referred to those microorganisms, which colonize in the interior of the plant parts, viz root, stem or seeds without causing any harmful effect on host plant. Endophytic microbes enter in host plants mainly through wounds, naturally occurring as a result of plant growth, or through root hairs and at epidermal conjunctions. Endophytes may be transmitted either vertically (directly from parent to offspring) or horizontally (among individuals). The phyllosphere is a common niche for synergism between microbes and plant. The leaf surface has been termed as phyllosphere and zone of leaves inhabited by microorganisms as phyllosphere. The plant part, especially leaves, is exposed to dust and air currents resulting in the establishments of typical flora on their surface aided by the cuticles, waxes and appendages, which help in the anchorage of microorganisms. The phyllospheric microbes may survive or proliferate on leaves depending on extent of influences of material in leaf diffuseness or exudates. The leaf diffuseness contains the principal nutrients factors (amino acids, glucose, fructose and sucrose), and such specialized habitats may provide niche for nitrogen fixation and secretions of substances capable of promoting the growth of plants. The microbes associated with plant as rhizospheric, endophytic and epiphytic with plant growth promoting (PGP) attributes have emerged as an important and promising tool for sustainable agriculture. PGP microbes promote plant growth directly or indirectly, either by releasing plant growth regulators; solubilization of phosphorus, potassium and zinc; biological nitrogen fixation or by producing siderophore, ammonia, HCN and other secondary metabolites which are antagonistic against pathogenic microbes. The PGP microbes belong to different phylum of archaea (Euryarchaeota); bacteria (Acidobacteria, Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Deinococcus-Thermus, Firmicutes and Proteobacteria) and fungi (Ascomycota and Basidiomycota), which include different genera namely Achromobacter, Arthrobacter, Aspergillus, Azospirillum, Azotobacter, Bacillus, Beijerinckia, Burkholderia, Enterobacter, Erwinia, Flavobacterium, Gluconoacetobacter, Haloarcula, Herbaspirillum, Methylobacterium, Paenibacillus, Pantoea, Penicillium, Piriformospora, Planomonospora, Pseudomonas, Rhizobium, Serratia and Streptomyces. These PGP microbes could be used as biofertilizers/bioinoculants at place of chemical fertilizers for sustainable agriculture. The aim of “Plant Microbiomes for Sustainable Agriculture” is to provide the current developments in the understanding of microbial diversity associated with plant systems in the form of rhizospheric, endophytic and epiphytic. The book is useful to scientist, research and students related to microbiology, biotechnology, agriculture, molecular biology, environmental biology and related subjects.

Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Doing participatory research and development

Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management  Doing participatory research and development
Author: Julian F. Gonsalves
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 1552501833
ISBN 13: 9781552501832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Doing participatory research and development Book Review:

Research and development can no longer be the exclusive domain of scientists. To find sustainable solutions to development problems, a wider range of actors must be involved. It is crucial, for example, that local stakeholders provide input to the process. Participatory research and development (PR&D) offers such an inclusive model. This three-volume sourcebook provides easy access to field-tested PR&D concepts and practices for practitioners, researchers, and academic. As well, it presents a comprehensive overview of PR&D and will serve as a general reference for trainers, policymakers, donors, and development professionals. The sourcebook captures and examines PR&D experiences from over 30 countries, illustrating applications in sustainable crop and animal production, forest and watershed management, soil and water conservation, and postharvest and utilization.

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 32

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 32
Author: Eric Lichtfouse
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2018-11-08
ISBN 10: 3319989146
ISBN 13: 9783319989143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 32 Book Review:

This book summarise advanced knowledge and methods to recycle waste and fertilise soils in agriculture. In the near future, waste recycling will no longer be an option because natural resources become rare and costly, urbanisation is blooming and population is growing. In theory, most waste could be recycled. In practice, most waste is wasted. Remarkable aspects include the concepts of waste hierarchy eco-houses in smart cities, microbes and fungi for plant nutrition, and benefits of legume cultivation, biochar application and agropastoralism.

Building a Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub Saharan Africa

Building a Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Abebe Shimeles,Audrey Verdier-Chouchane,Amadou Boly
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN 10: 3319762222
ISBN 13: 9783319762227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub Saharan Africa Book Review:

What are the challenges and action points for agricultural sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa? This open access collection of papers offers technical analyses, policy recommendations and an overview of success stories to date. Each carefully selected paper provides valuable insights for improved policy making and defines relevant strategic priorities on Africa’s sustainable transformation process, which is in line with the international development agenda. Although agriculture remains the main source of income for Africa’s population, the sector is rain-fed subjecting it to the vagaries of weather and climate change. This volume demonstrates the rationale of developing a competitive, inclusive and sustainable agribusiness sector for Africa’s food security and structural transformation. From the impact of Bioenergy crop adoption and Drought Index Insurance to Agro-Industrialization, this volume is important reading for individual researchers, academic associations and professional bodies interested in African agricultural development.

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Desai, B.K. and B.T.Pujari
Publsiher: New India Publishing
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2014-01-15
ISBN 10: 9788189422639
ISBN 13: 8189422634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

There is a lot of confusion in alternative agricultural systems being promoted in India and elsewhere. Though, a large amount of valuable information is generated, it is very much scattered and becomes difficult to the readers to locate them under one roof. Hence, in this book an attempt has been made to compile and present the available information on sustainable agriculture under various chapte The book is sub-divided into nine chapters which starts with an introductory picture covering the scope, need and meaning of sustainable agriculture. It gives the readers a clean understanding of the definition of the term sustainable and its usage in a broadened horizon. Owing to its systematic, in-depth and critical arrangement of the valuable information, upon completing the book, the reader will have a feeling of an enrichment of his knowledge in the field of sustainable agriculture in its right perspective.

Water and Sustainable Agriculture

Water and Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Iván Francisco García-Tejero,Víctor Hugo Durán-Zuazo,José Luis Muriel-Fernández,Carmen Rocío Rodríguez-Pleguezuelo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2011-08-03
ISBN 10: 9789400720909
ISBN 13: 9400720904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water and Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

Irrigated agriculture, a vital component of general agriculture, supplies fruits, vegetables, and cereals consumed by humans and grains fed to animals. Consequently, agriculture is the largest user of fresh water globally, and irrigation practices in many parts of the world are biologically, economically, and socially unsustainable. Water management should balance the need for agricultural water and the need for a sustainable environment. Water-use efficiency is the prime challenge in worldwide farming practices where problems of water shortages are widespread. Currently, agriculture is undergoing significant changes in innovative irrigation, fertilizer technology, and agronomic expertise. These elements constitute a vital platform for sustainable agricultural success and for preventing environmental damage. This review presents several processes linked to environmental irrigation, balancing environmental protection with improved agricultural production.