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Agriculture in a Changing Climate

  • Pradeep Kumar Dubey
  • Gopal Shankar Singh
  • Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Abstract

Maximizing agricultural production for ensuring the food and nutritional requirements of a rapidly growing human population is a major sustainability challenge of this twenty-first century. This introductory chapter briefly address the various environmental challenges faced by agricultural system such as overgrowing human population, climate change, biotic and abiotic stress in crop plants etc., and the need of transition towards a resilient farming practices for feeding a growing population. In this backdrop, the sustainable execution of adaptive agricultural practices at different levels i.e. crop/species, farm/field, and landscape levels are imperative to meet the food and nutritional security of the growing human population.

Keywords

Adaptive agriculture Climate change Food security Resilience 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pradeep Kumar Dubey
    • 1
  • Gopal Shankar Singh
    • 1
  • Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Environment & Sustainable DevelopmentBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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