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Tropical Ecology

, Volume 60, Issue 2, pp 306–310 | Cite as

Agriculture, forest and environmental management trinity: towards environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation

Jhariya MK, Banerjee A, Meena RS, Yadav DK (Eds) Sustainable Agriculture, Forest and Environmental Management, Springer, 2019, Price: EUR 118.99, ISBN 978-981-13-6829-5
  • Tanu Kumari
  • Rishikesh SinghEmail author
  • Pramit Verma
Book Review

The world is facing the key challenges of overpopulation, food security, poverty, deforestation, environmental degradation and climate change. These challenges hold crucial importance in the priority list of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 agenda. To achieve the basic need of the people i.e. food security, externalization of agriculture was done in the last few decades which resulted in the food self-sufficiency at the cost of environmental degradation and ecological imbalances in the form of land-use change and urbanization due to movement of rural people towards urban areas (Singh et al. 2019). Moreover, intensive agricultural activities and urbanization consumed a major proportion of available barren land as well as vegetated land in the last few decades. Agricultural activities are majorly responsible for many environmental problems including greenhouse gas (GHG) emission mediated climate change, which is one of the main...

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© International Society for Tropical Ecology 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Integrative Ecology Laboratory (IEL), Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD)Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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