e-Book of Abstracts
There is a realization that although green revolution has changed the face of agriculture, yet poor and marginal farmers are less benefitted. Similarly, modern agricultural practices which actually ushered in the green revolution have done more harm to natural resources partly due to imbalanced and inadequate supplementation of nutrients. Similarly, the use of pesticides also caused harm to natural resources, often because of excessive and faulty use of these chemicals. As a result, there is a new awakening on resource management in agriculture. It is also said that Green Revolution technologies were inappropriate for marginal and poor farmers, but peasants were excluded from access to credit, information, technical support and other services that would have helped them use and adapt these new inputs if they so desired. Clearly, the historical challenge for the publicly funded agricultural research community is to refocus its efforts on marginalized farmers and agro ecosystems and become catalysts in their sustained growth, which will lead to the welfare of agriculture and country. Almost all the natural resources are limited; hence their proper management is essential so that the benefits of these resources are realized in a sustained manner for generations to income. Agriculture is heavily dependent on the natural resources. Their proper management is even more essential for sustained productivity of agricultural lands. Under the able leadership of our Prime Minister, we are embarking on “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” (Self-reliant India) in an energetic way ahead. As already said, sustained use and exploitation of natural resources for achieving Atma Nirbhar Bharat is very essential. Keeping this as backdrop, the Central Agricultural University, Imphal is organized a three day web-conference on “Agriculture Resource Management for Atma Nirbhar Bharat” from 17th to 19th July, 2020 at College of Agriculture, Iroisemba, Manipur, India.
In this e-book of abstract, several aims to take stock of the prevailing agricultural resources and their management strategies and how to augment them so that its benefits are reaped by the small stakeholders residing in diverse and adverse conditions in a sustainable way based on the use of local resources and indigenous knowledge. In this endeavour, useful information has been received from eminent scientist, academicians and researchers on following themes: genetic resource conservation, utilization and enhancement; climate smart natural resource management for futuristic agriculture; hi-tech intervention of resources in horticultural crops; crop management for abiotic and biotic stress; agriculture engineering for renewable and non-renewable energy resources and optimum management of farm resources for social and economic development. Earnest efforts have therefore, been made to compile information on above theme in a systematic manner, grouped in different chapters and presented in the form of an e-book entitled “e-Book of Abstract: Agriculture Resource Management for Atma Nirbhar Bharat”. This e-book contains excellent research abstract of different area of agriculture related to plant genetic resource, natural resource management in agriculture, hi-tech horticultural crops; plant protection and social and economic development for update the knowledge of scientist, extension agencies and farmers