By Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan; Norman E Borlaug
This ebook offers a roadmap for attaining sustainable agricultural improve and nutrients protection in an period of weather switch and international financial melt-down. The contents contain an outline of the paradigm shift below the management of the writer, from a eco-friendly to an ever-green revolution worthy for advancing productiveness in perpetuity with out ecological damage. "Science and Sustainable nutrients protection" exhibits many equipment of linking ecological safety with livelihood protection, and gives a systematic foundation for getting into an period of biohappiness in keeping with the sustainable and equitable use of biodiversity. additionally, tools of variation to the effect of worldwide warming are defined. This ebook will turn out in beneficial to all attracted to sustainable human safety and happiness
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Every farmer in the village should be issued with an Entitlements Pass Book. Artesenal fishermen can now be assisted with a cell phone, which can provide GPS data on wave heights and location of fish shoals. We are thus on the threshold of both a biotechnology and information technology revolution. Biotechnology does not imply only GMOs. Non-GMO applications are many, such as tissue culture for multiplying elite germplasm, bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides and bio-remediation of ground water as well as marker-assisted breeding.
Neglect of agriculture also led to the continued non utilisation or underutilisation of the national blessing of these countries for generating more jobs and income. The economic problems of Third World countries are well articulated, but the potentials for overcoming major problems through a careful blend of brain (technology), brawn (hard and dedicated work), and bank (cash inputs) continue to remain neglected or underestimated. It is in this context that the the role of accelerated agricultural growth as a trigger of Third World prosperity must be appreciated.
Such a restructuring is an urgent need in the interests of the long term livelihood security of Punjab farmers and food security of the nation . The same is true in parts of Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh as well as in many of the early IADP districts in the country. Eternal vigilance is the price of stable agriculture. NCF had recommended in its Third Report the establishment of a science-based National Biosecurity System. The sooner the NCF recommendation is implemented, the safer will be the country from the point of freedom from invasive alien species, which could cause potential harm to crop and animal husbandry, fisheries and forestry.