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Title Climate change and food security in South Asia / Rattan Lal [and others], editors.
Imprint Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2011.

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Subject Food security -- South Asia -- Congresses.
Climatic changes -- South Asia -- Congresses.
Alt Name Lal, R.
International Symposium on Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia (2008 : Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 600 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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.
Contents pt. 1. Climate change in South Asia -- pt. 2. Climate change and water resources -- pt. 3. Slimate change and the enfironment -- pt. 4. Climate change and soil degradation -- pt. 5. Climate change and food security -- pt. 6. Mitigation and adaptation options -- pt. 7. Climate change and agriculture bangladesh -- pt. 8. Policy imperatives -- pt. 9. Need for action.
ISBN 9789048195169 (electronic bk.)
9048195160 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-90-481-9516-9
OCLC # 682907488

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