Knowledge for better food systems

Sustainable horticulture, Volumes 1 and 2

These two books, edited by Debashis Mandal, Amritesh C. Shukla and Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, outline current trends in research on sustainable horticulture. Volume 1 covers diversity, production, and crop improvement while Volume 2 covers food, health, and nutrition.

Publisher’s summary

Volume 1

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvements is part of a two-volume compendium that addresses the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today.

Volume 1, on Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement, outlines the contemporary trends in sustainable horticulture research in particular, covering topics on crop diversity, species variability and conservation strategies, production technology, tree architecture management, plant propagation and nutrition management, organic farming, and new dynamics in breeding and marketing of horticulture crops.

Sections include:

  • Genetic Resources & Biodiversity Conservation
  • Production & Marketing of Horticulture Crops
  • Crop Improvement & Biotechnology

Volume 2

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 2: Food, Health, and Nutrition addresses some of the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today. This volume, part of the two-volume compendium, focuses on research trends in sustainable horticulture that include postharvest management and processed food production from horticulture crops, crop protection and plant health management, and horticulture for human health and nutrition.

Global food demand is expected to be double by 2050, while at the same time the production environment and natural resources are continually shrinking and deteriorating due to many complex factors. Horticulture, a major sector of agriculture, is vital to enhancing crop production and productivity in parity with agricultural crops to meet the emerging food demand. Implementing sustainable models of crop production is really an enormous endeavor. Promising technologies and management options are needed to increase productivity to meet the growing food demand despite deteriorating production environments.

The book is divided into sections covering:

  • Postharvest Management and Processed Food
  • Protection of Horticulture Crops
  • Horticulture for Health and Nutrition

This two-volume compendium presents an abundance of new research on sustainable horticulture that will be valuable for a broad audience, including students of horticulture, faculty and instructors, scientists, agriculturists, government and nongovernment organizations, and other industry professionals.

 

References

Mandal, D., Shukla, A. C. and Siddiqui, M. W. (eds.) (2018). Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvements. Apple Academic Press, Waretown.

Mandal, D., Shukla, A. C. and Siddiqui, M. W. (eds.) (2018). Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 2: Food, Health, and Nutrition. Apple Academic Press, Waretown.

Read more here (Volume 1) and here (Volume 2). See also the Foodsource chapter Food systems and contributions to other environmental problems.

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