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Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia

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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. Sveinbjoernsson, H. Bjoernsson 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. Agustsdottir 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 Part IX. NEED FOR ACTION 35. Adapting to Climate Change: Research and Development Priorities; R. Lal Closing Remarks; Ad Spijkers Dhaka Declaration


From the reviews: "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)

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