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Agriculture
Title : Organic Agriculture and Food Security in Asia:
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Author / Editor : M.P. Singh & Rajesh Singh
About the Book : Organic agriculture is a low-cost and effective way to help many of the world’s poorest people to have good levels of nutrition and a better quality of life. The present book is to enable a better understanding the need of organic products and its marketing in Indo-Chinese perspectives in seven chapters. This study aims to understand the potential value of organics to farmers and the role of organics as an option in economic development and food security. The major constraints to food security are found in social, economic and political conditions rather than in production methods themselves. The main solutions to food security problems will therefore be found in social, economic and political improvement. Most importantly, the world urgently needs to increase the training in good organic practices to ensure that the poorest smallholder farmers can have the increases in yield that are needed to achieve food security.

Title : Rural Development in New Dimensions:
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Author / Editor : Dipali Saha
About the Book : This book delves into the role of corporate social responsibility and panchayati raj in new dimension of rural development. It also brings together into a single compilation and analysis of the evolving rural economy and its implications on social relations contours of regional inequality socio-economic deprivation changing role of the state, corporate houses, and local self-government. This book is designed into two sections— first section deals with role of state and corporate houses in sustainable rural livelihood and food security in five chapters while second section reviews participatory approaches of panchayati raj in implementing rural development programmes in a decentralised framework in next three chapters.

Title : Rural Women Empowerment and Rural Development in South Asia
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Author / Editor : Dipali Saha
About the Book : Rural women make essential contributions to the rural economy of all developing countries, yet their access to productive resources and employment opportunities remains limited, holding back their capacity to improve their lives and to better contribute to the economic growth, food security and sustainable development of their communities and countries. The main objective of this book is to evolve alternative strategies of rural women empowerment to enable them to participate, as equal citizens, in the economic, political and social sustainable development of the rural society. This book is designed in six chapters that focus on the conceptual analysis and empirical measurement of rural women’s empowerment in South Asian perspectives and its variable in national and regional development. The material of this book is fruitful for researchers, scholars, professionals, teachers and students. The fact and findings which have given in this book is purely authenticated and tested by author.

Title : Empowering Rural Women by Women Leaders in Afro-Asian Countries
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Author / Editor : Sara Zahariades
About the Book : Over the past thirty years the number of women assuming leadership roles has grown dramatically. This book identifies the challenges faced by women in positions of leadership and their role in improving the lives of their counterpart live in rural areas of Afro-Asian countries nine chapters. It also examines models of women leadership, their influences on leadership styles and agendas, and the diversity of theoretical and ethnic perspectives of women leaders. How existing models of leadership is transforms by incorporating gender issues and looks to the future of feminist leadership and identifies what must be done to train and mentor the next generation of feminist leaders.

Title : State, Market and Utilization Pattern of Health Services
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Author / Editor : Dr. Kush Kumar Garg
About the Book : Public health services especially in underdeveloped countries generally stand for providing quality treatment at low/zero cost against the diseases/illnesses and preventing occurrence of diseases/illnesses through creating facilities like immunization, safe drinking water and sanitation, etc. These services are an important catalyst of a wide-ranging development of the economy on the one hand, and may lead to a favourable redistribution of income and equalization of opportunities among different sections of the society on the other. Moreover, the continuously increasing cost of health care coupled with the growth of egalitarian dimensions, i.e. all people should have an equal access to health facilities, has spurred economist and other social scientists to study health services from different angles. Growing significance of health services and related aspects have become a topic of widespread interest and research among economists.

Title : Green Marketing: Marketing Strategy and Consumer Behaviour
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Author / Editor : Monica Loss
About the Book : Environmental issues have gained importance in business as well as in public life throughout the world and few academic disciplines have integrated green issues into their literature. This is especially true of marketing strategies and consumer behaviour. This book will attempt to examine the conceptual development and practical application of green marketing and consumer awareness about green products in eight chapters. It also describes marketing strategies and consumer behaviour and the reason of adopting a green marketing philosophy by business houses. This study not only provides valuable insights to the current and shifting marketing landscape, but also provides a blueprint of how to use these new tools to achieve success and would serve as the definitive text for any organization that is looking to brand itself or its products as green or sustainable marketing. The practitioners in the field would find the insightful data presented in this book useful.

Title : WTO and Indian Agricultutre
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Author / Editor : M.A. Chaudhary & Gautam Chaudhary
About the Book : The advent of the World Trade Organization, a new international economic order of world trade, has shifted the locus of economic decision-making from central political and economic constructs to the ‘new integrated’ world. In India, the WTO agreement has been dogged by controversy from the very beginning. This volume attempts to capture this on-going debate and introduces the objectives and functions of WTO; explains the nature of its agreement on agriculture (AoA); presents a brief review of the recent growth of Indian agriculture; examines the results of some of the macro-economic studies on Indian agriculture; studies the Indian agricultural export with special reference to WTO agreements; brings out some of the critical views and recommendation of the dialogue on the nature of WTO related challenges; elaborates on the commitments that India had taken during the Uruguay Round negotiations and presents a three pronged strategy to deal with the implications of WTO on Indian agriculture from the perspective of intellectual property rights.

Title : Rural Marketing: Opportunities and Challenges in New Millennium
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Author / Editor : Nina Verma
About the Book : The growing importance of rural marketing has been realised by the marketers, policymakers and management interns. However, there is dearth of quality literature on the subject, comprehensive coverage of all the dimensions, aspects and managerial issues pertaining to rural marketing. In most of the management institutions, a half-baked knowledge of rural marketing is being imparted to the management interns while there is more emphasis on marketing perspective on harnessing the immense potential offered by rural areas through suitable marketing planning, product mix, pricing, distribution, promotional mix, branding and communication strategies. Present book is a serious attempt to bridge the need gap in the subject. This book deals with the theory of rural marketing and its practical applications in the rural environment even from the grassroots level to growing IT marketing in three parts. The first part of this book gives an emphasis on the understanding and exploration of rural marketing behaviour in first seventh chapters. The second part of this book enlightens rural marketing strategy in Indian perspective in next eight chapters. The third part of this book reviews the marketing of agricultural products and processing of agricultural commodities in next four chapters.

Title : Agriculture and Rural Development in India
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Author / Editor : Dr. Anirudh Bharati & Dr. S.D. Chamola
About the Book : Policy formulation for agriculture and rural development in India should be undertaken in the context of changing scenarios at national and international levels. Only then the policy package will be relevant and visible for implementation. The national and international scenarios are changing very fast. These include the march of science and technology in all disciplines and areas, globalization and integration of economics, economic liberalization, democratization of political regime, social and cultural resurgence, evolution of knowledge economy, revolution in information and communication technologies and so on. There are many emerging issues due to these changes. It is not possible to discuss all the issues in a single volume. In the present book, an attempt has been made to identify some of those issues which are fast emerging and will have far reaching implications for agriculture and rural development in the coming decades.

Title : Psychoactive Medicinal Plants: Hallucinogenic and Narcotic Drugs
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Author / Editor : Rita Singh
About the Book : India due to its unique variety of geographical and climatic factors, has had a rich and varied flora of medicinal value since the vedic period. The trade structure of the medicinal plants is practically very complex and diverse. Drug usage in human cultures is very ancient and was often associated with religious and cultural ceremonies and customs. The most prevalent psychoactive drugs in preindustrial times were hallucinogenic plants also classified as psychotropic substances. In this book the author has given a vivid description and cultivation procedure of these hallucinogenic and narcotic drug producing medicinal plants. Most of these plants are the good sources of medicine, food and fiber. One of the main objectives of this book is to motivate and guide those farmers, who want to grow these plants in their already existing agricultural fields, for their economic benefit.

Title : Plant Biotechnology
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Author / Editor : Dr. Rita Singh
About the Book : Biotechnology is a fascinating and challenging field of research with wide scope and immense possibilities of producing improved varieties of plants free from pests and diseases and their mass production with a short time through tissue culture. Not only this, it has the potential to enhance the production, processing and marketing components of crop agriculture. Biotechnology has its roots in agriculture and brewing industry, but recent developments in genetic engineering and great advances in bioreactor design and computer aided process control have given it a new dimension which greatly extends the present range of technical possibilities. It has strong potential to revolutionize several facets of agricultural and industrial practices.

Title : Social Forestry and Forest Management (2 Vols. Set)
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Author / Editor : Dr. S.K. Ghosh and Dr. Rita Singh
About the Book : The present state of forestry in our country reveals that the Indian forests are neither able to fulfil the ever increasing demand nor can sustain the ecological security. ‘Social forestry’ purely an Indian concept, has developed under Indian environment and culture. It has been adopted and modified differently by different states. India, second in population in the world needs social forestry programmes, because increasing population forces the forest land to be used for agriculture, industries, housing and urban development. But the policies relating to forests, soil conservation, areas for recreation, although origination from different departments of the State Government need to be fully integrated in the larger interests of natural resource management and ecology.

Title : Organic Agriculture and Food Security in Asia:
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Author / Editor : M.P. Singh & Rajesh Singh
About the Book : Organic agriculture is a low-cost and effective way to help many of the world’s poorest people to have good levels of nutrition and a better quality of life. The present book is to enable a better understanding the need of organic products and its marketing in Indo-Chinese perspectives in seven chapters. This study aims to understand the potential value of organics to farmers and the role of organics as an option in economic development and food security. The major constraints to food security are found in social, economic and political conditions rather than in production methods themselves. The main solutions to food security problems will therefore be found in social, economic and political improvement. Most importantly, the world urgently needs to increase the training in good organic practices to ensure that the poorest smallholder farmers can have the increases in yield that are needed to achieve food security.

Title : Organic Agriculture and Food Security in Asia:
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Author / Editor : M.P. Singh & Rajesh Singh
About the Book : Organic agriculture is a low-cost and effective way to help many of the world’s poorest people to have good levels of nutrition and a better quality of life. The present book is to enable a better understanding the need of organic products and its marketing in Indo-Chinese perspectives in seven chapters. This study aims to understand the potential value of organics to farmers and the role of organics as an option in economic development and food security. The major constraints to food security are found in social, economic and political conditions rather than in production methods themselves. The main solutions to food security problems will therefore be found in social, economic and political improvement. Most importantly, the world urgently needs to increase the training in good organic practices to ensure that the poorest smallholder farmers can have the increases in yield that are needed to achieve food security.

Title : Gender Dimensions of Rural Employment: A Global Perspective
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Author / Editor : H.P. Chattopadhayay & S.K. Sarkar
About the Book : The main objective of this book is to identify adequate policy responses to key gender-based constraints to the achievement of rural employment in global perspectives. This book examines the links between gender equality and rural employment for poverty reduction by constructing a gender analytical framework to interpret differentiated patterns and conditions of work across regions, socio-economic contexts and policy environments. The present book is design into ten chapters and it is further organised in two parts­. The first part deals with conceptual analysis of gender inequalities of rural employment in labour market in four chapters. The second part of this book enlightens gender dimensions of rural employment for poverty reduction in developing countries in five chapters. The fact and findings which have given in this book is authenticated and tested by authors.

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