ISBN: 8122006434 Publisher:Konark Book Format: Hard Bound Language: English Physical Description: 775pages Year of Publication: 2003
The book Sustaining Our Food Security is a forthright presentation about the future of Indian Agriculture—a future in which the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) and the State Agriculture Universities (SAUs) are playing a pivotal role since it is the institutions and human resource that constitute the cradles of future development. This book is a compilation of select keynote addresses, speeches, papers and public fora lectures of world-renowned agricultural scientist Dr. R.S. Paroda. It presents the most thoughtful discussion on some of the key issues in agriculture including the challenges and opportunities in the changing global scenario. The book comprises of seven parts and embodies the visionary thoughts and views of Dr. Paroda on policy reforms, food security, conservation and management of genetic resources, natural resource management, infrastructure development, human resource development, the role of biotechnology, and the importance of national and international partnership in agricultural research. His perception of agricultural development has been well reflected in the vision statement on ‘Food, Nutrition and Environmental Security’ which was released by the Prime Minister of India on 3 January 2001 at the 88 session of Indian Science Congress, of which Dr. Paroda was the General President. The book provides invaluable information and broadens one’s horizon on Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) in the national, regional and international context. It is both a resource and a guide book defining clearly the new agenda and providing the directions for agriculture in the 21 century. It is hoped that the wealth of information contained in the book will be useful to the scientists, academicians, research and development managers, administrators and policy makers alike in taking stock of the magnitude of the challenges facing the new age agriculture and the possible strategies and approaches to address the concerns relating to our future household food and nutrition security, based on self-reliance and required harmony with nature.