Agricultural Research For Sustainable Food Systems In Sri Lanka: Volume 2: A Pursuit For Advancements

October 17, 2020|
Agricultural Research For Sustainable Food Systems In Sri Lanka: Volume 2: A Pursuit For Advancements by Ranjith Premalal De Silva
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Food systems involve a range of activities concerning food production, processing, distribution, marketing and trade, preparation, consumption and disposal. They encompass the path of food from the farm to the dinner table, meeting the food and nutritional needs of a nation. When such systems do so without sacrificing the needs of future generations, they are referred to as "Sustainable Food Systems." The natural and physical environment, infrastructure, institutions, society and culture, and policies and regulations within which they operate, as well as the technologies they adopt, shape these systems' outcomes. Making food systems more sustainable is a key priority for all nations, and Sri Lanka is no exception. 

Food systems deliver optimal performance when the policy and regulatory environment is conducive, institutions are supportive, and a combination of agricultural research investments and an efficient extension system generates the technologies and scientific evidence required for sound policymaking and agenda setting. Further, agricultural research can generate essential findings, technologies and policies for sustainable agricultural development - across disciplines, sectors and stakeholder groups. This book shares valuable insights into research conducted in the broad food and agriculture sectors in Sri Lanka. It also discusses the status quo in related disciplines, and outlines future research directions. Accordingly, it offers a valuable source of reference material for researchers, students, and stakeholders in the food and agriculture sectors, while also highlighting the types of support that policymakers and other decision-makers can provide.

Chief Editor - Dr. Ranjith Premalal De Silva Dr. Ranjith Premalal De Silva is a Senior Professor in Agricultural Engineering at the Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He holds a B.Sc.  degree in Agriculture from the University of Peradeniya, M.Sc. degree from Asian Institute of Technology, Thai...
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Title:Agricultural Research For Sustainable Food Systems In Sri Lanka: Volume 2: A Pursuit For Advancemen...Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:349 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:349 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:October 17, 2020Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9811536724

ISBN - 13:9789811536724

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