Sustainable crop production in developing countries: a daunting challenge ahead

Gowda, C L L and Ramakrishna, A and Rupela, O P (2003) Sustainable crop production in developing countries: a daunting challenge ahead. Financing Agriculture, 35 (2). pp. 3-8.

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India is the second populous country in the world, after China, with current population of around 1.2 billion. Growing population is causing a progressive stress on all the services (including those from food production sector) required to maintain this population. Like other industries, agriculture (involving crop, animal and fish production) also causes pollution (much of it from fertilizers and pesticides) besides issues of land degradations and loss of biodiversity. The need for more food production in future should not necessarily mean more pollution and deterioration of natural resources leading to negative effects on agriculture production. Knowledge and experience available today can be strategically harnessed to develop a new agriculture paradigm that should ensure the needed high yields while alleviating or minimizing the negative aspects of agriculture. Authors of this article have shared their views on this new paradigm and the required shift in the way we are producing crops at present.

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Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2011 07:42
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