ISBN 9781933699417,Converting Desert in to Oasis

Converting Desert in to Oasis




Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9781933699417

ISBN-10 1933699418

Hard Back

Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

The Book with 22 contributors of eminent experts of national and international institutes, provides road map for improving productivity and sustainability of desert farming systems and is highly useful for students and researchers of dryland farming, soil sciences, agro-forestry, agronomy, water management, plant breeding, range management etc, beside development agencies engaged in combating desertification and improving livelihoods. The book deals with internationally validated modern farm technologies including integrated watershed management models, disaster management, overview of Afghanistan agriculture and future needs, technological interventions in the Thar and cold deserts, agro-met services, remote sensing, shelterbelts and agro-forestry systems for preventing deserts, water harvesting indigenous methods and use efficiency withmanagement of poor quality water in deserts, desert livestock improvement through grasslands, nutrition, animal health and other interventions. While reviewing, Prof. M.S. Swaminathan remarked "This will be an excellent book"