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Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia

  • Rattan Lal
  • Mannava V.K. Sivakumar
  • S.M.A. Faiz
  • A.H.M. Mustafizur Rahman
  • Khandakar R. Islam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. CLIMATE CHANGE IN SOUTH ASIA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mannava V. K. Sivakumar, Robert Stefanski
      Pages 13-30
    3. Sultana N. Nahar
      Pages 31-42
    4. Dagfinnur Sveinbjörnsson, Helgi Björnsson
      Pages 43-53
  3. CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER RESOURCES

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. C. K. Shum, Jun-Yi Guo, Faisal Hossain, Jianbin Duan, Douglas E. Alsdorf, Xiao-Jun Duan et al.
      Pages 69-83
  4. Climate Change and The Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. S. Ahsan, M. S. Ali, M. R. Hoque, M. S. Osman, M. Rahman, M. J. Babar et al.
      Pages 119-134
  5. Climate Change and Soil Degradation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Sveinn Runólfsson, Anna María Ágústsdóttir
      Pages 153-161
    3. Valier Galy, Christian France-Lanord, Olivier Beyssac, Bruno Lartiges, Mustafizur Rhaman
      Pages 163-181
  6. CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY

  7. MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION OPTIONS

  8. CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRIC. IN BANGLADESH

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. M. A. Bakr, M. H. Rashid, M. S. Hossain, A. U. Ahmed
      Pages 397-406
    3. Md. Shirazul Islam, M. Harun-ur-Rashid
      Pages 407-421
    4. M. Sirajul Islam, Abdullah A. Mahbub, M. Serajul Islam
      Pages 423-431
    5. Mainul Haq, M. A. Taher Mia, M. F. Rabbi, M. A. Ali
      Pages 445-457
    6. Md. Badirul Islam, Md. Yusuf Ali, Mohammad Amin, Sheikh Mostafa Zaman
      Pages 477-497
    7. M. Shahabuddin Khan, Ranjit Sen, Shamsun Noor, Habib Mohammad Naser, Md. Khairul Alam
      Pages 515-526
  9. POLICY IMPERATIVES

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 549-549
    2. Sivapuram Venkata Rama Krishna Prabhakar, Ancha Srinivasan
      Pages 551-567
  10. NEED FOR ACTION

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 585-585
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 597-600

About this book

Introduction

This book addresses an important topic of food security in South Asia with specific reference to climate change. Of the 1 billion food insecure people in the world, more than 30% are in South Asia. The problem of food insecurity may be exacerbated by the projected climate change especially because of the water scarcity caused by rapid melting of the glaciers in the Himalayas and increase in variability in monsoonal rains and frequency of extreme events. Furthermore, large populations of Bangladesh and other coastal regions may be displaced by sea level rise. Thus, this volume addresses recommended land use and soil/water/crop/vegetation management practices which would enable land managers to adapt to climate disruption by enhancing soil/ecosystem/social resilience. In addition to biophysical factors, this book also addresses the issues related to human dimensions including social, ethnical and political considerations.

Keywords

Climate Change Food Security Soil Degradation South Asia Water availability

Editors and affiliations

  • Rattan Lal
    • 1
  • Mannava V.K. Sivakumar
    • 2
  • S.M.A. Faiz
    • 3
  • A.H.M. Mustafizur Rahman
    • 4
  • Khandakar R. Islam
    • 5
  1. 1.COLUMBUSUSA
  2. 2.Div. Agricultural MeteorologyWorld Meteorological OrganizationGeneveSwitzerland
  3. 3., Dept. of Soil, Water and EnvironmentUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh
  4. 4., Dept. of Soil, Water and EnvironmentUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh
  5. 5.OARDC Piketon StationPiketonUSA

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