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Improving Crop Productivity in Sustainable Agriculture - (electronic bk.)

Summary
An up-to-date overview of current progress in improving crop quality and quantity using modern methods. With a particular emphasis on genetic engineering, this text focusses on crop improvement under adverse conditions, paying special attention to such staple crops as rice, maize, and pulses. Improving Crop Productivity in Sustainable Agriculture includes an excellent mix of specific examples, such as the creation of nutritionally-fortified rice and a discussion of the political and economic implications of genetically engineered food. The result is a must-have hands-on
Table Of Contents
Improving Crop Productivity in Sustainable Agriculture; Contents; Foreword; Preface; List of Contributors; PART I: Climate Change and Abiotic Stress Factors; 1 Climate Change and Food Security; 1.1 Background and Introduction; 1.2 State of Food Security; 1.3 Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability; 1.4 Natural Resources Management; 1.5 Adaptation and Mitigation; 1.6 Climate Resilient Agriculture -- The Way Forward; References; 2 Improving Crop Productivity under Changing Environment; 2.1 Introduction; 2.1.1 Global Environmental Change Alters Crop Targets; 2.1.2 Crop Productivity
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
4.6.2 O3 and Drought Interaction
Physical Description
1 online resource (552 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9783527665181

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