Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia

Editors: Lal, R., Sivakumar, M.V.K., Faiz, M.A., Mustafizur Rahman, A.H.M., Islam, K.R. (Eds.)

  • Offers recommended management practices in soil/water/crop/vegetation management
  • Covers climate change and food security in South Asia
  • Discusses melting of Himalayan glaciers
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This book addresses an important topic of food security in South Asia with specific reference to climate change. Of the 1 billion food insecure people in the world, more than 30% are in South Asia. The problem of food insecurity may be exacerbated by the projected climate change especially because of the water scarcity caused by rapid melting of the glaciers in the Himalayas and increase in variability in monsoonal rains and frequency of extreme events. Furthermore, large populations of Bangladesh and other coastal regions may be displaced by sea level rise. Thus, this volume addresses recommended land use and soil/water/crop/vegetation management practices which would enable land managers to adapt to climate disruption by enhancing soil/ecosystem/social resilience. In addition to biophysical factors, this book also addresses the issues related to human dimensions including social, ethnical and political considerations.

Reviews

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“This volume comprises 35 chapters of papers arising from a meeting held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in August 2008 to explore the consequences of the changing climate on the food security of people in the South Asia region. … this is a very informative and useful summary of climate change and crop production research in South Asia and especially Bangladesh.” (Peter J. Gregory, Food Security, Vol. 3, 2011)

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Climate of South Asia and the Human Wellbeing

    Lal, Rattan

    Pages 3-12

  • Climate Change in South Asia

    Sivakumar, Mannava V. K. (et al.)

    Pages 13-30

  • Solar Irradiance of the Earth’s Atmosphere

    Nahar, Sultana N.

    Pages 31-42

  • Mass Balance Approach to Study Glaciers Dynamics in the Himalayas

    Sveinbjörnsson, Dagfinnur (et al.)

    Pages 43-53

  • Understanding Surface Water Flow and Storage Changes Using Satellites: Emerging Opportunities for Bangladesh

    Hossain, Faisal (et al.)

    Pages 57-67

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eBook $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-9516-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-9515-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8135-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia
Editors
  • Rattan Lal
  • Mannava V.K. Sivakumar
  • M. A. Faiz
  • A.H.M. Mustafizur Rahman
  • Khandakar R. Islam
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9516-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9516-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9515-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8135-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 600
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