Declining Agricultural Productivity and Global Food Security

Dar, W D and Gowda, C L L (2013) Declining Agricultural Productivity and Global Food Security. Journal of Crop Improvement, 27 (2). pp. 242-254. ISSN 1542-7536

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It is imperative that the world’s farmlands become the frontline for the battle to feed the projected 9 billion population globally. The detrimental effects of climate change on food security can be counteracted by broad-based economic development—particularly enhanced agricultural investment for improved land, water, and nutrient use. Improved crop, soil, and water management practices and stress-tolerant varieties that will overcome the detrimental impacts of climate change will lead to benefits like improved food security, livelihoods, and environmental security. Among the agricultural systems at greater risk of climate change are the dryland tropics, where the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has its mandate. ICRISAT’s new Strategy to 2020 lays emphasis on inclusive market-oriented development (IMOD) as a pathway out of poverty by linking farmers to markets to increase incomes, enabled through a systems perspective and purposeful partnerships.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global food security, sustainable agriculture, rainfed agriculture, climate change impact
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Others > Climate Change
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2013 05:26
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2013 05:26
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