Measurement of Agricultural Sustainability

  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair


Recent times have witnessed a keen urgency of sustaining agriculture on account of the pressures to improve crop productivity against the background of burgeoning global population increase, especially in developing countries like India. The aftershock of the green revolution, which, in fact, was nothing but a high-input industrial type agriculture, with huge environmental adverse impact, especially on the soil resources of South Asia, especially India, left a deep scar on the Indian psyche. The chapter highlights the importance of the measurement of agricultural sustainability with reference to the various factors, mentioned above.


Sustaining agriculture Productivity Biophysical indicator Total factor productivity Economic index Total natural resource productivity Environmental and socio economic parameters Current food production patterns Strengths and concerns Sustainability Future prognosis Production targets Pathways to sustainability Physical constraints Natural resource constraints Land Water Biodiversity Environmental Ecological Holistic and reductionistic technologies Ecologist’s value system Productivity indicators Gross domestic product Technology Natural resources Conservation 


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  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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  1. 1.International Agricultural Scientistc/o Mavila PankajakshyCalicutIndia

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