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The Book with 22 contributors of eminent experts of national and international institutes, provides road map for improving productivity and sustainability of desert farming systems and is highly useful for students and researchers of dryland farming, soil sciences, agro-forestry, agronomy, water management, plant breeding, range management etc, beside development agencies engaged in combating desertification and improving livelihoods. The book deals with internationally validated modern farm technologies including integrated watershed management models, disaster management, overview of Afghanistan agriculture and future needs, technological interventions in the Thar and cold deserts, agro-met services, remote sensing, shelterbelts and agro-forestry systems for preventing deserts, water harvesting indigenous methods and use efficiency with management of poor quality water in deserts, desert livestock improvement through grasslands, nutrition, animal health and other interventions. While reviewing, Prof. M.S. Swami Nathan remarked It is an excellent book.
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Title Converting Desert into Oasis Table of Content India-Afghanistan Symposium on Deserts and Desertification, Preventing Desertification, Enhancing Food Security: The Role of the World Food Programme, Converting Desert Areas into Oasis, Managing Relief Risks and Insurance of Disasters, Poverty Pathways and Desertification: Strategy to Break the Unholy Nexus, Afghanistan Agriculture: Current Status and Future Needs, Agricultural Features of Thar Desert Region with Special Reference to Gender Role in Managing Arid Agriculture of Rajasthan, Resource Management in Indian Cold Desert, Value Added Agromet Services for Managing Indian and Afghanistan Deserts, Weather, Pest and Disease Forecasting, Remote Sensing and Information Technology for Near Real Time Assessments of Droughts, Technological Advances for Harvesting, Storage and Use Efficiency of Water and Wind Erosion in Arid Zone of Rajasthan, Managing Poor Quality Waters for Mitigation of Droughts, Gene Mining and Developing Location Specific Crop Varieties for Mitigating Drought Conditions, Arid Zone Management Strategies in Indian with Special Reference to Resource Mobilization and Outsourcing, Role of Shelterbelts in Arid Ecosystems, Mobilising Agroforestry Technologies for Desertification Control, Improving Livelihood of Resource Poor Farmers by Enhancing Potato Productivity in Afghanistan, Grassland Management and Nutritional Augmentation in Dry Areas, Nutrition of Livestock Under Stressful Environment, Role of Small Ruminants in Arid Ecology of India, Animal Health Management Strategies in Arid Regions. Page No. 288 Author's Name J.S.P. Yadav, R.K. Singh and V.P. Gupta Publisher Studium Press LLC Year Of Publication 2008 ISBN 10 1-933699-41-8 ISBN 13 No About The Book No Binding type No Book Size(len) No Series No book size(hei) 9.4 Book size width 6.3 Edition 1st
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