Optimizing the Use of Farm Waste and Non-Farm Waste to Increase Productivity and Food Security: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Optimizing the Use of Farm Waste and Non-Farm Waste to Increase Productivity and Food Security: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Leighton Naraine (Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, St. Kitts-Nevis)
Release Date: January, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 223
ISBN13: 9781522579342|ISBN10: 1522579346|EISBN13: 9781522579359|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7934-2

Description

Traditional farming systems have dominated the agricultural sector for the past few centuries. However, the past few years have proven that new, non-traditional farming methods, such as passive and non-passive solar drying, are essential in the wake of diminishing food production globally.

Optimizing the Use of Farm Waste and Non-Farm Waste to Increase Productivity and Food Security: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a crucial reference source that provides vital research on the application of enhanced productivity, flexibility, competitiveness, and sustainability within an individual farming enterprise to promote food security. While highlighting topics such as biogas production, food distribution network, and aquaculture diversification, this publication explores utilizing farm waste in a circular approach to optimize material utilization in a farming system to realize a zero-waste scenario and the methods individual farms can practice to operate sufficiently to become successful and contribute to the attainment of national food security. This book is ideally designed for policymakers, farmers, researchers, agriculture engineers, environmental engineers, and development specialists seeking current research on non-farm waste contributions as sources of raw materials.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Aquaculture Diversification
  • Biogas Production
  • Climate Change Resilience
  • Crop Diversification
  • Food Distribution Network
  • Independent Operators
  • Livestock Feed Production
  • Soil Production
  • Solar Drying
  • Waste Redefined

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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