Sustainable physical, economical and social access to a balanced food for every citizen in developing country is a great challenge to policy planners, researchers and other stakeholders. Sustainable agriculture production and socio-economic empowerment of people are central focus of programmes and technologies implemented to achieve the sustainable food security. The book on "Sustainable Food Security" revolved around technologies of sustainable agriculture production and means of livelihood improvement particularly in North Eastern Region of India. The major topics covered in the book are concepts and problems of food security, interrelation of food security and sustainable agriculture production, technology transfer and extension systems, good agricultural practices, watershed management, dairying, indigenous alternate food, earthworm technology, soil health management, system of rice intensification, fodder cultivation and pasture management, use of residues, empowerment of women, self help groups, marketable and marketed surplus, management of rural value chain, etc This book will be useful to researchers, academics, policy makers and other stakeholders who are involved in food security and sustainable agriculture production systems.
Praveen K. Jain (b. 1977) is the Assistant Professor (Agri-business Management), School of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. Dr. Jain's areas of interest include marketing research, policy research, human resource development in agriculture, market led extension and development and environmental economics. He has a number of research papers and one book to his credit. He has also developed study materials for different programmes based on open and distance learning. B.S. Hansra (b.1945) a Ph.D from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (USA), is currently Professor, School of Agriulture, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He was an Assistant Director General (Agri.Extension), ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture. Dr. Hansra has 39 years of experience. He has to his credit 18 books and more than 201 research and popular articles. He is a recipient of several awards and honours, including Mendenhal Memorial Award and Fellow of Indian Society of Extension Education. He is also the Vice-President of International Extension Forum. K.S Chakraborty (b. 1960) is the Regional Director. IGNOU Regional Centre, Agartala. He is the Guest Faculty in the School of Management, Tripura University. Before joining IGNOU in 2002 he served in different Government Degree Colleges in Tripura for a period 17 years. He has a number of books and research papers/articles to his credit. Jayashree Kurup (b. 1957) is currently Dy. Director, Educational Development of North East Region Unit, IGNOU, New Delhi and has also worked as Regional Director in-charge of the University Regional Centre at Raipur, Chattisgarh. She worked as Asst. Professor of Political Science and taught graduate and post-graduate classes in various colleges of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. Her areas of interest include public administration, issues and politics of decentralization and local self-governance.
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