Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia

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Rattan Lal, Mannava VK Sivakumar, S.M.A. Faiz, A.H.M. Mustafizur Rahman, Khandakar R. Islam
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 17, 2010 - Nature - 600 pages
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This book addresses an important topic of food security in South Asia with specific reference to climate change. Of the 1 billion food insecure people in the world, more than 30% are in South Asia. The problem of food insecurity may be exacerbated by the projected climate change especially because of the water scarcity caused by rapid melting of the glaciers in the Himalayas and increase in variability in monsoonal rains and frequency of extreme events. Furthermore, large populations of Bangladesh and other coastal regions may be displaced by sea level rise. Thus, this volume addresses recommended land use and soil/water/crop/vegetation management practices which would enable land managers to adapt to climate disruption by enhancing soil/ecosystem/social resilience. In addition to biophysical factors, this book also addresses the issues related to human dimensions including social, ethnical and political considerations.
 

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Contents

Part IIClimate Change and Water Resources
54
Part IIIClimate Change and The Environment
106
Part IVClimate Change and Soil Degradation
135
Part VClimate Change and Food Security
182
Part VIMitigation and Adaptation Options
251
Part VIIClimate Change and Agriculture inBangladesh
395
Part VIIIPolicy Imperatives
550
Part IXNeed for Action
586
Index
597
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