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   Agriculture for Food, Nutritional Security, and Rural Growth

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Editor(s): Vibha Dhawan
Year: 2008
Size: 140 mm x 220 mm
Pages: 534
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 710 gms
Cover price: Rs.525.00 / US $50.00
Special price: Rs.473.00 / US $45.00
Language: English
ISBN: 978-81--7993-152-3


TERI organized an international conference on Agriculture for Food, Nutritional Security, and Rural Growth during 25–27 May 2006, in the fond memory of Prof. B P Pal on his Birth Centenary. India has made remarkable strides in agriculture, largely through the foresight, initiatives, and dedication of a very small number of outstanding leaders including Prof. B P Pal. Prof. Pal, the first Indian to become the Director of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in 1950 and subsequently the first Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, was a titan in the field who conceptualized the strategy for the Green Revolution and launched it with outstanding success. During the conference, a wide range of subjects including lessons learnt from the Green Revolution, emerging issues in public–private partnership, current status of GM crops globally and their regulations, issues related to intellectual property, biopharming and possibility of producing biofuels, and biosecurity were also debated on. This book is a compilation of topics discussed during the conference. It will be useful to researchers, scientists, policy-makers, regulators, seed companies, and the farming community.

Table of contents


Developing a Road Map for Future Agriculture Research
M S Swaminathan

Green Revolution to gene revolution:
biotechnology applications in crop improvement

C R Bhatia

Classical and modern gene technologies for an evolving agriculture
H K Jain

Prospects of gene revolution in India for sustainable agricultural development
S M Paul Khurana S K Chakrabarti

Agriculture and food security in the context of globalization
C R Hazra

Bio-diesel from jatropha: from vision to reality
Alok Adholeya and Deepak Pant

Technologies for sustainable crop protection
Nutan Kaushik and Vivek Sharma

The imperative of crop protection for farmers
Salil Singhal

Economic empowerment of rural India: the case of National Agricultural Innovation Project

Technology acquisition: a right model to develop products faster
Arvind Kapur

Technology acquisition: the Philippines experience
Benigno D Peczon

Application of modern biotechnology for improving livelihoods in the
semi-arid tropics: ICRISAT

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Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, delivering the valedictory address on 27 May 2006 at the international conference on Agriculture for Food, Nutritional Security, and Rural Growth.

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