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Title The future rice strategy for India / edited by Samarendu Mohanty, P.G. Chengappa, Mruthyunjaya, J.K. Ladha, Sampriti Baruah, Elumalai Kannan, A.V. Manjunatha.

Published London : Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2017].
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover ; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Contributors; Editor Biographies; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Overview; Emerging challenges; Farm-Level Structural Transformation; Major themes of the Indian rice strategy; What Needs to Be Done?; References; Chapter 1 -- Rice Food Security in India: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities; Introduction; The rising cost of success; Future challenges; Ensuring future rice food security: opportunities in eastern India; Varietal Improvement; Expected Impacts of Flood- and Drought-Tolerant Varieties on Income and Poverty
High-Yielding Varieties for the Irrigated Belt With Desired Quality TraitsIntegrated Crop Management and Mechanization; Concluding remarks; Acknowledgments; References; Further reading; Chapter 2 -- Rice in the Public Distribution System; Introduction; Food schemes in India; Historical Perspective and Recent Developments; The National Food Security Act; Scale of the program: allocation, expenditure, and reach; Benefits and impact; Who Benefits?; The Impact on Beneficiaries; Critiques of the current system; Toward a new architecture: debates and challenges; Reforms; Acknowledgments; References
Further ReadingChapter 3 -- Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Rice Production and Productivity; Background; Rice in the agroecological zones of India; Rice ecosystems in India; Irrigated Ecosystem; Rainfed Lowland Ecosystem; Upland Ecosystem; Deepwater Ecosystem; Stresses in rice production; Abiotic Stresses; Drought; Submergence; Salinity/Alkalinity; Biotic Stresses; Bacterial Blight; Sheath Blight; Brown Spot; Leaf Blast; Temporal changes in rice production and productivity; Regional variations in cost and income; Technical efficiency and TFP growth in rice; Analytical Method
Analysis of Technical Efficiency and TFP GrowthConclusions; References; Further Reading; Chapter 4 -- Ecological Footprints of and Climate Change Impact on Rice Production in India; Introduction; Agrochemicals and sustainability of rice ecosystems; Fertilizer Use and Soil Health in Rice Ecosystems; Pesticide Use in Rice Ecosystems; The Water Footprint of Rice Production; Strategies to Reduce the Water Footprint of Rice; Greenhouse gas emissions from rice fields; GHG Emissions and Environmental Pollution from Burning of Rice Straw; Strategies to Mitigate GHG Emissions From Agriculture
Impact of climate change on riceImpact of Climate Change on Rice Yield: Crop Simulation Models; Climate Change Impact on Rice: Estimates From Econometric Models; Conclusions; References; Further Reading; Chapter 5 -- Structural Transformation of the Indian Rice Sector; Introduction; Rice production performance; Trends in rice exportS; Diversification of rice-based cropping systemS; The changing economic role of rice; Rice demand and supply; Consumption of Rice; Demand Elasticity; Rice Demand by 2030; Supply of Rice; Future challenges for the rice sector; Natural Resource Scarcity
Summary The Future Rice Strategy for India presents forward-looking insights toward achieving sustainable development of the rice sector, ensuring future food and nutritional security. As a staple food for many in India, including the economically disadvantaged, there are many concerns that affect the development of rice sector. Facing issues from environmental demands to economic stagnation, access to food, food inflation, and the Food Security Act (demand - supply - distribution of rice) achieving sustainability in production and exports is an important and urgent challenge. Using case studies to illustrate existing and potential issues, challenges and solutions, The Future Rice Strategy for India presents key strategic options while considering the implicit consequences. In addition, the findings enrich the strategy and policy formulation considerations for the role of rice in the country. This multidisciplinary approach features the expertise of rice scientists covering different aspects of rice sector; from breeding to consumer preferences and markets and trade.
Other author Mohanty, Samarendu, editor.
Chengappa, P. G., editor.
Mruthyunjaya, 1947- editor.
Ladha, J. K. (Jagdish Kumar), 1952- editor.
Baruah, Sampriti, editor.
Kannan, Elumalai, editor.
Manjunatha, A. V., editor.
Elsevier issuing body.
Subject Rice -- India.
Rice -- Economic aspects -- India.
Agricultural productivity -- India.
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- India.
Climatic changes -- India.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
ISBN 9780128092972 (electronic bk.)
0128092971 (electronic bk.)
9780128139363
9780128053744
0128139366
0128053747
9780128053744