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Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia

Offers recommended management practices in soil/water/crop/vegetation management
Covers climate change and food security in South Asia
Discusses melting of Himalayan glaciers

By: Rattan Lal (Editor), M Sivakumar (Editor), SMA Faiz (Editor), AHM Mustafizur Rahman (Editor), Khandakar R Islam (Editor), M Jarraud (Foreword By), J Diouf (Foreword By)

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Nov 2014 | #221751 | ISBN-13: 9789401781350
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Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia 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, Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia 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, Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia also addresses the issues related to human dimensions including social, ethnical and political considerations.

"This volume comprises 35 chapters of papers arising from a meeting held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in August 2008 to explore the consequences of the changing climate on the food security of people in the South Asia region. [...] this is a very informative and useful summary of climate change and crop production research in South Asia and especially Bangladesh."
- Peter J. Gregory, Food Security, Vol. 3, 2011


Contents

Foreword. M. Jarraud, J. Diouf
Foreword. President Grimsson, Iceland
Preface

Part I. CLIMATE CHANGE IN SOUTH ASIA
1. Climate of South Asia and the Human Wellbeing; R. Lal
2. Climate Change in South Asia; M. Sivakumar and R. Stefanski
3. Solar Irradiance of the Earth's Atmosphere; S. Nahar
4. Mass Balance Approach to Study Glaciers Dynamics in the Himalayas; D. Sveinbjornsson, H. Bjornsson

Part II. CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER RESOURCES
5. Understanding Surface Water Flow and Storage Changes using Satellites: Emerging Opportunities for Bangladesh; F. Hossain, D.Alsdorf
6. Inter-annual water storage changes in Asia from GRACE data; C.K. Shum et al
7. Observation and Geophysical Causes of Present-Day Sea Level Rise; C.K. Shum, C.Y. Kuo

Part III. CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
8. Selenium -- A Right Choice To Treat Arsenicosis in Bangladesh; A. Momin
9. Agricultural and Environmental Changes in Bangladesh in Response to Global Warming; S. Ahsan et al

Part IV. CLIMATE CHANGE AND SOIL DEGRADATION
10. Soil degradation and food security in South Asia; R. Lal
11. Restoration of Degraded and Desertified Lands: Experience from Iceland; S. Runolfsson, A.M. gustsdottir
12. Organic carbon cycling during Himalayan erosion: processes, fluxes and consequences for the global carbon cycle; V. Galy, C. France-Lanord

Part V. CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY
13. World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy; S. Ramasamy
14. Implications of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security in South Asia; Ad Spijkers
15. Climate Change and Food Security in India; N. Chattopadhyay

Part VI. MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION OPTIONS
16. Global Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia: An Adaptation and Mitigation Framework; P.K. Aggarwal, M.V.K. Sivakumar
17. Options on Land Management and Land Use for Coping with Climate Change in South Asia; Y. Niino
18. Challenges and Opportunities in Composting Organic Waste; H. Keener
19. Adaptation strategies in coping with climate change impacts for improved crop health and sustainable food production; A.K.S. Huda, R. Mehrotra, A. Sharma
20. Options for Forest Management for Coping with Climate Change in South Asia; N.H. Ravindranath, I.K. Murthy, S. Swarnim
21. Options on fisheries and aquaculture for coping with climate change in South Asia; E. Vivekanandan
22. Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Global Food Supply and Demand; J. Furuya, S. Kobayashi

Part VII. CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRIC. IN BANGLADESH
23. Effect of climatic changes on the incidence of disease of winter pulses; M.A. Bakr
24. Climate Change and Sustainable Irrigation Management in Bangladesh; S. Islam
25. Cool Rice for a Warmer Environment: Concept, Progress and Prospect -- Bangladesh perspective; M. Sirajul Islam
26. Soil carbon sequestration under rubber plantations in North-East India; D. Mandal
27. Incidence and severity of rice diseases and insect pests in relation to climate change; M. Haq
28. Assessing impacts of climate change on cereal production and food security in Bangladesh; G. Hussain
29. Climatic Variations: Farming Systems and Livelihoods in the High Barind Tract and Coastal Areas of Bangladesh; Y. Ali
30. Influence of Climatic Changes on the Abundance of Major Insect Pests of Sugarcane; M. Abdullah
31. Soil, Water and Climate Related Constraints for Crop Production in Bangladesh; M.S. Khan
32. Phenomena Leading to Food Chain Contamination to Intensify Climate Change Effects and Adaptation in Bangladesh; A.M.M. M. Hossain, S.F. Elahi

Part VIII. POLICY IMPERATIVES
33. Title: Metrics for Mainstreaming Adaptation in Agriculture Sector; S.V.R.K. Prabhakar
34. A Framework for Regional Cooperation on Integration of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia; S.K. Srivastava
35. Adapting to Climate Change: Research and Development Priorities; R. Lal

Closing Remarks; Ad Spijkers
Dhaka Declaration


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