Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands

Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands addresses the concerns surrounding global food scarcity, especially focusing on those living in arid and dry lands The book touches on food crises in dry regions of the world and proposes halophytes as an alternate source of consumption for such areas. Halophytes, those plants that thrive in saline soil and provide either food source options themselves, or positively enhance an eco-system’s ability to produce food, and are thus an important and increasingly recognized option for addressing the needs of the nearly 1/6 of the world’s population that lives in these arid and semi-arid climates. Including presentations from the 2014 International Conference on Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands, this book features insights from the leading researchers in the subject. It is a valuable resource that includes information on the nutritional value of halophytes, their genetic basis and potential enhancement, adaption of halophytes, and lessons learned thus far. Provides comprehensive coverage of the importance and utilization of halophytes to compensate the demand of food in whole world especially in the dry regions Contains insights from ecological to molecular fields Includes edible halophytes as well as those that enhance food-producing eco-systems Presents information for improving abiotic stress tolerance in plants

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  • Author : Muhammad Ajmal Khan
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 360 pages
  • ISBN : 0128018801
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands

Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands
  • Author : Muhammad Ajmal Khan,Munir Ozturk,Bilquees Gul,Muhammad Zaheer Ahmed
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 15 September 2015
GET THIS BOOKHalophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands

Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands addresses the concerns surrounding global food scarcity, especially focusing on those living in arid and dry lands The book touches on food crises in dry regions of the world and proposes halophytes as an alternate source of consumption for such areas. Halophytes, those plants that thrive in saline soil and provide either food source options themselves, or positively enhance an eco-system’s ability to produce food, and are thus an important and increasingly

Voluntarily Childfree

Voluntarily Childfree
  • Author : Shelly Volsche
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 30 November 2019
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Voluntarily Childfree: Identity and Kinship in the United States discusses what it means to make a life worth living without traditional parenthood. Themes include authenticity and autonomy, partnership and support, fulfillment of the need to nurture, freedom of choice, and a desire to leave the world a better place than we found it. Despite the stigmas of selfishness and solitude, the voices in Voluntarily Childfree speak poignantly of their commitment to a different type of family that includes romantic partners,

Ecophysiology, Abiotic Stress Responses and Utilization of Halophytes

Ecophysiology, Abiotic Stress Responses and Utilization of Halophytes
  • Author : Mirza Hasanuzzaman,Kamrun Nahar,Münir Öztürk
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 29 April 2019
GET THIS BOOKEcophysiology, Abiotic Stress Responses and Utilization of Halophytes

Halophytes are those plant species that can tolerate high salt concentrations. There are diversified species of halophytes suited for growth in various saline regions around the world, e.g. coastal saline soil, soils of mangrove forests, wetlands, marshlands, lands of arid and semiarid regions, and agricultural fields. These plants can be grown in soil and water containing high salt concentrations and unsuitable for conventional crops, and can be good sources of food, fuel, fodder, fiber, essential oils, and medicine. Moreover,

Ecophysiology, Abiotic Stress Responses and Utilization of Halophytes

Ecophysiology, Abiotic Stress Responses and Utilization of Halophytes
  • Author : Mirza Hasanuzzaman,Kamrun Nahar,Münir Öztürk
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 12 April 2019
GET THIS BOOKEcophysiology, Abiotic Stress Responses and Utilization of Halophytes

Halophytes are those plant species that can tolerate high salt concentrations. There are diversified species of halophytes suited for growth in various saline regions around the world, e.g. coastal saline soil, soils of mangrove forests, wetlands, marshlands, lands of arid and semiarid regions, and agricultural fields. These plants can be grown in soil and water containing high salt concentrations and unsuitable for conventional crops, and can be good sources of food, fuel, fodder, fiber, essential oils, and medicine. Moreover,

Halophytic and Salt-Tolerant Feedstuffs

Halophytic and Salt-Tolerant Feedstuffs
  • Author : Hassan M. El Shaer,Victor Roy Squires
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 18 November 2015
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Naturally occurring salt tolerant and halophytic plants (trees, shrubs, grasses, and forbs) have always been utilized by livestock as a supplement or drought reserve. Salt tolerant forage and fodder crops are now being planted over wide areas. Increasingly, large-scale production of fodder on formerly abandoned irrigated cropland has allowed salt tolerant and halophytic feedstuffs to be mainstreamed into the supply chain for feedlots. Feeding salty feeds to livestock has been evaluated in many countries with good outcomes especially as a

Vegetation of Central Asia and Environs

Vegetation of Central Asia and Environs
  • Author : Dilfuza Egamberdieva,Münir Öztürk
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 19 December 2018
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Central Asia is a large and understudied region of varied geography, ranging from the high passes and mountains of Tian Shan, to the vast deserts of Kyzyl Kum, Taklamakan to the grassy treeles steppes. This region is faced with adverse conditions, as much of the land is too dry or rugged for farming. Additionally, the rich specific and intraspecific diversity of fruit trees and medicinal plants is threatened by overgrazing, oil and mineral extraction, and poaching. Countless species from the

Guideline for Salinity Assessment, Mitigation and Adaptation Using Nuclear and Related Techniques

Guideline for Salinity Assessment, Mitigation and Adaptation Using Nuclear and Related Techniques
  • Author : Mohammad Zaman,Shabbir A. Shahid,Lee Heng
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 01 January 2018
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This open access book is an outcome of the collaboration between the Soil and Water Management & Crop Nutrition Section, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria, and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Dubai, UAE. The objective of this book is to develop protocols for salinity and sodicity assessment and develop mitigation and adaptation measures to use saline and sodic soils sustainably.

Water for Food Security

Water for Food Security
  • Author : Claudia Ringler,Arif Anwar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 22 March 2016
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Pakistan’s water management is at a critical watershed. The world’s seventh-most populous country faces serious challenges that will require improvements in both the "hardware" and "software" of agricultural water management. Water shortages are growing rapidly as a result of growing demand across all water-using sectors. Rapid population growth, from 175 million people in 2010 to an estimated 236 million by 2030 and 280 million by 2050, and international food-price spikes create pressure to increase agricultural production of staples; but demand for cash crops is

Climate Resilient Agriculture

Climate Resilient Agriculture
  • Author : Arun Shanker,Chitra Shanker,Ch. Srinivasarao
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 14 March 2018
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The changing climatic scenario has affected crop production in the adverse ways, and the impact of it on agriculture is now emerging as a major priority among crop science researchers. Agriculture in this changing climatic scenario faces multiple diverse challenges due to a wide array of demands. Climate-resilient agriculture is the need of the hour in many parts of the world. Understanding the adverse effects of climatic change on crop growth and development and developing strategies to counter these effects

Salinity and Water Stress

Salinity and Water Stress
  • Author : M. Ashraf,M. Ozturk,Habib-ur-Rehman Athar
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 26 December 2008
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Salinity and water stress limit crop productivity worldwide and generate substantial economic losses each year, yet innovative research on crop and natural resource management can reveal cost-effective ways in which farmers can increase both their productivity and their income. Presenting recent research findings on salt stress, water stress and stress-adapted plants, this book offers insights into new strategies for increasing the efficiency of crops under stressful environments. The strategies are based on conventional breeding and advanced molecular techniques used by

Research Developments in Saline Agriculture

Research Developments in Saline Agriculture
  • Author : Jagdish Chander Dagar,Rajender Kumar Yadav,Parbodh Chander Sharma
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 21 June 2019
GET THIS BOOKResearch Developments in Saline Agriculture

Soil and water salinity is a major challenge for the agricultural community and policy makers in terms of meeting the burgeoning population’s demand for food and other agricultural commodities. In coastal regions, climate change and sea level rise will aggravate the problem with more and more areas becoming saline due to intrusion of sea water. As such there is a pressing need for modern tools and innovative techniques for the identification of salty soils and poor-quality waters, crop production,

Developments in Soil Salinity Assessment and Reclamation

Developments in Soil Salinity Assessment and Reclamation
  • Author : Shabbir A. Shahid,Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah,Faisal K. Taha
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 15 January 2013
GET THIS BOOKDevelopments in Soil Salinity Assessment and Reclamation

The papers assembled here cover topics such as technological advances in soil salinity mapping and monitoring, management and reclamation of salt-affected soils, use of marginal quality water for crop production, salt-tolerance mechanisms in plants, biosaline agriculture and agroforestry, microbiological interventions for marginal soils, opportunities and challenges in using marginal waters, and soil and water management in irrigated agriculture.

Sabkha Ecosystems

Sabkha Ecosystems
  • Author : M. Ajmal Khan,Benno Böer,Münir Öztürk,Thabit Zahran Al Abdessalaam,Miguel Clüsener-Godt,Bilquees Gul
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 12 May 2014
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Sustainable development is the key for the survival in 21st century. The natural resources are finite and cannot be used with impunity because we are the custodian of these resources and have responsibility to pass these to the next generation. This monumental task requires several major commitments and most important of them is to arrest population explosion which has already reached seven billion. Natural resources like air to breath, food to eat, and water to drink, and fossil fuel to

Plant Stress Physiology

Plant Stress Physiology
  • Author : Sergey Shabala
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release : 01 January 2012
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The fact that most of the suitable land has already been cultivated, meeting a projected target of a 50 per cent increase in the global food production by 2050 to match the projected population growth becomes a challenging task. This book will provide a timely update on the recent progress in our knowledge on all aspects of plant's perception, signalling and adaptation to variety of environmental stresses such as drought, salinity, temperature and pH extremes, waterlogging, oxidative stress, and pathogens. It is

Bioremediation of Salt Affected Soils: An Indian Perspective

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  • Author : Sanjay Arora,Atul K. Singh,Y.P. Singh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 31 March 2017
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This edited volume focuses on the characterization, reclamation, bioremediation, and phytoremediation of salt affected soils and waterlogged sodic soils. Innovative technologies in managing marginal salt affected lands merit immediate attention in the light of climate change and its impact on crop productivity and environment. The decision-making process related to reclamation and management of vast areas of salt affected soils encompasses consideration of economic viability, environmental sustainability, and social acceptability of different approaches. The chapters in this book highlight the significant