Crop Production and Global Environmental Issues

Editors: Hakeem, Khalid Rehman (Ed.)

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  • ​International panel of experts discuss critical issues of food crop protection
  • In-depth analysis of the environmental effects on crop yields
  • Up-to-date recommendations on management strategies to maintain soil fertility and crop health
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Meeting the world’s food security challenge will require a multi-national, collaborative effort to integrate the best research from science, engineering and socioeconomics so that technological advances can bring benefits where they are most needed. The present book covers the effect of major environmental problems on crop production and how to cope with these issues for sustainable agriculture and improvements of crops. 

The world’s population is predicted to hit 9.6 Billion by 2050, up from today’s total of nearly 7.3 Billion, and with it food demand is predicted to increase substantially. The post-war ‘second agricultural revolution’ in developed countries, and the ‘green revolution’ in developing nations in the mid- 1960s converted agricultural practices and elevated crop yields spectacularly, but the outcome is levelling off and will not meet projected demand. Simultaneously, crop production is affected by many other factors, including industrial pollution, overuse of fertilizers and insecticides, heavy metal and radiation stresses etc. It has been noted that many pests are becoming resistant to insecticides. Estimates vary, but around 25% of crops can be lost to pests and diseases. Climate change associated with agriculture is also a global issue. Agriculture is a significant contributor to greenhouse gases and is estimated to account for 10-12% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Many of the issues highlighted are global problems and are addressed thoroug

hly in this work.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crop Production and Global Environmental Issues
Editors
  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23162-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23162-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23161-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79454-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 598
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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