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Professor K.V. Peter
Professor K.V. Peter, Director World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai is the Former Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University (KAU); Director, Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut ;Director of Research KAU and Professor of Horticulture from 1979. He is an acknowledged teacher and science manager.

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Concise Oxford Dictionary defines Resilience as recoiling; springing back; resuming its original shape after bending, stretching, compression etc. With five components of crop production –space, water, energy, light, nutrients- limiting, there are stresses on crops to perform at threshold input yielding optimum output. Droughts and floods, cold and heat waves, forest fires, landslides and mud slips, ice storms, dust storms, hailstorms, thunder clouds associated with lightening and sea level rise are throwing new challenges to farming. This dangerously narrow level of food base prompts to widen the base of grains, vegetables, fruits, spices, industrial crops, mushrooms and aromatic plants. The emphasis so far was more on terrestrial plants, forest plants and lesser on lower plants. The aquatic plants-fresh water, brackish water, marine- were not much explored for edible use except by Chinese and Japanese. Halophytes, bryophytes, ferns and sea weeds are so far climate resilient. The Indo-Burmese Centre of origin (Hindustan centre including North East) is abode of several plants of possible vegetable, fruit and spicy value. The New Life styles consequent to migration for employment have brought newer food and dietary patterns. The urbanization and smaller family size are leading to pre-cooked foods and visitation to restaurants. s on bryophytes, halophytes, microalgae, chasmophytes, pseudocereals, medicinal mushrooms, speciality mushrooms, palmyrah palms, bramakamal, tropical tuber crops, dragon fruits, broad dhaniya, plants for dyes, kale and ornamental ginger are authored by eminent working scientists from 21 Universities and Research Institutes in Japan and India. The crops for the future especially climate resilient are to be identified and promoted in an emerging production scenario of new life style foods and convenient speciality foods getting attention by the new generation. The present book Climate Resilient Crops for the Future carries 17 s authored by men of eminence in respective areas concerning to the above areas.

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  2. Climate Change and Agriculture

    GSLHV Prasada Rao
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  3. Bryophytes as Future Foods

    Yoshinori Asakawa and Agnieszka Ludwiczuk
    37 - 104 (68 Pages)
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  4. Halophytes- Alternative Food Crops from Saline and Coastal Habitats

    P. Kaladharan and Baby Ushakiran M.S.
    105 - 118 (14 Pages)
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  5. Microalgae

    Neha Chamoli Bhatt and Sushma Tamta
    119 - 132 (14 Pages)
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  6. Pseudocereals

    M. Dutta and J.C. Rana
    133 - 174 (42 Pages)
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  7. Edible Chasmophytes

    Binu Thomas and Rajendran Arumugam
    175 - 188 (14 Pages)
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  8. Palmyrah Palm

    Jiji George and Anitha Karun
    189 - 202 (14 Pages)
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  9. Brahmakamal

    Manu Pant
    203 - 206 (4 Pages)
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  10. Tropical Tuber Crops

    James George and Suresh Kumar P.
    207 - 258 (52 Pages)
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    Dragon Fruit

    P. Bhattacharjee and D. Chatterjee
    259 - 284 (26 Pages)
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    Broad Dhaniya

    Shrawan Singh
    285 - 304 (20 Pages)
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    Black Caraway

    S.K. Gupta, Sandeep Sehgal, N.S. Raina and L.M. Gupta
    305 - 316 (12 Pages)
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    Plants for Dyes

    S. Sarada
    317 - 334 (18 Pages)
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    Chander Parkash, S.S. Dey and Vijay Bhardwaj
    335 - 346 (12 Pages)
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    Ornamental Gingers

    Sheela Jaygopal
    347 - 362 (16 Pages)
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    Speciality Mushrooms

    B.L. Dhar
    363 - 382 (20 Pages)
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    Leaf Vegetables of Mizoram

    B.K. Singh, V.K. Verma and Y. Ramakrishna
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