Agricultural Diversification and Food Security in The Mountain Ecosystem
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About the Book :
The present study focuses on these two issues with reference to the mountain ecosystem i.e. Uttarakhand, which is very complex heterogeneous and fragile. The study critically describes and explains the dynamics of landuse, cropping pattern, crop diversification, and crop-combination. It devotes a full chapter on diversification of agricultural activities including dairy farming, horticulture, vegetable farming, pisciculture, apiculture, piggries, poultry farming and floriculture. The study will be of immemse value for scholars of different disciplines and politicians specially those who are interested in mountain areas. It will also help administrator and the policy makers in planning the agricultural diversification and evolving the better strategies for food security system.
About Author :
Noor Mohammad, (b. 1942), after obtaining his M.A. degree in Geography from the University of Gorakhpur with a first class first, joined Aligarh Muslim University in 1965 as a Junior Research Fellow. He was awarded the degree of Ph.D. in 1969 and joined Kirori Mal College in the same year. Since 1976. Prof. Mohammad is associated with the Delhi School of Economics as Lecturer, Reader, Professor, Head of the Department and Co-ordinator UGC-SAP and is teaching geography to post-graduate and supervising research studies in the Department of Geography. Eight scholars have been admitted to Ph.D. degrees and about 40 scholars have been awarded M.Phil. degrees under his supervision. Prof. Mohammad is actively engaged in research in the field of agricultural geography, landuse and planning and population geography and has published more than 5 dozen research papers in many scholarly referred journals. His books Agricultural Landuse in India and Caste and Primary Occupations : A Geographical Analysis have been very well received and have won wide acclaim in Indian and foreign universities. Prof. Mohammad has edited Perspectives in Agricultural Geography (in Five Volumes) and New Dimensions in Agricultural Geography (in Eight Volumes) under Concept International series in Geography which has been well taken the world over.
Suresh C. Rai (b.1958) having received his M.Sc. and Ph. D. degree from B. H. U. Varanasi. Joined G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan. Environment and Development at its Sikkim and Northeast Unit. He has joined the Department of Geography, Delhi University as Associate Professor in 2005. His principal areas of Research are Watershed Management, Mountain Hydrology, Ecotourism and Biodiversity Conservation of Himalayas. He has published over 75 research papers in refereed journal and has edited/authored many books.