By AIT Public Affairs
19 July 2023 – Professor Rajendra P. Shrestha from the Department of Development and Sustainability, School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), along with co-editors Dr. Sunita Kumari Meena (Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, India), Ademir de Oliveira Ferreira (Federal Rural University of Pernambuco-UFRPE, Brazil), Vijay Singh Meena (Borlaug Institute for South Asia, India), Dr. Amitava Rakshit (Institute of Agricultural Sciences, India), Ch. Srinivasa Rao (ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, India), and Kadambot H.M. Siddique (University of Western Australia, Australia), have jointly co-edited a book titled “Agricultural Soil Sustainability and Carbon Management.”
The book, “Agricultural Soil Sustainability and Carbon Management,” focuses on long-term research in sustainable soil use and management. It emphasizes the importance of recognizing the multifunctional value of soil health and establishing interdisciplinary connections between critical issues like biodiversity and climate change. As soil represents the largest terrestrial carbon pool and significantly contributes to greenhouse gases, the book highlights the potential for mitigating the climate crisis through sustainable soil management practices. Moreover, it provides valuable insights into soil and carbon management, identifies research gaps, and outlines methodological challenges to be addressed in soil carbon management research over the coming decades.
This comprehensive work is intended for agricultural and environmental scientists, researchers, students, consultants, site owners, industrial stakeholders, regulators, and policymakers, who can benefit from its findings and recommendations.
Prof. Rajendra P. Shrestha, who is associated with the Department of Development and Sustainability at SERD, has a primary research focus on the human dimension of land-use change, climate change and land, land degradation and management, environmental sustainability, natural resource management, and geoinformatics. Notably, he has previously served as the councillor of the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation, co-chair of the Alliance of Belt and Road Environmental Deans, and the Dean of SERD at AIT.
The link for the book: Click here.