CURRENT NEED OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND FORAGE PRODUCTION TO ELIMINATE FOOD AND FORAGE INSECURITY UNDER CURRENT CLIMATIC ERA
SANDEEP KUMAR HANSA LAKHRAN, RAM SWAROOP MEENA AND CHETAN KUMAR JANGIR
Department of Agronomy
CCS Haryana Agricultural University,
Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : sandeepsihag1992@gmail.com)
(Received : 3 October 2017; Accepted : 15 December 2017)

SUMMARY

Current trends point to continued human population growth and existing livestock population besideS climate change increase the pressure on improving the capacity of agricultural system to produce food and forage without further sacrificing the regional and natural resources. The foremost challenges, which agriculture is going to face in coming decades, will be to produce sufficient food and forage for emergent global population by keeping in mind the environmental sustainability. Climate change has immense effects on agriculture and thereafter human and livestock hunger currently and in the decades ahead. The degradation and scarcity of natural resources, pollution resulting from agricultural production, food losses and wastage, and food safety (both quantitative and qualitative), both in terms of production and post-harvest handling, are critical issues that must need to concern to attain sustainability of agricultural production. Recent agricultural technologies that have greatly increased food supply have had inadvertent, detrimental impacts on the environment and on ecosystem services, highlighting the need for more sustainable agricultural production.

Key words: Environment, Food and forage security, climate change, hunger, sustainable management

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