Farming system approach is gaining lot of importance in recent years, so a needis felt to work out the predominant farming systems, their economics and resourceproductivity of crop and non-crop enterprises in this region. The land holding is decreasingand the productivity, profitability and sustainability of per unit land is also drasticallydeclining. The farmers are shifting to urban areas for want of livelihood security. Therefore,the land has coming to strategize our agricultural production system in an integrated farmingsystem mode, so that the output of one enterprise can be used as input for another component.Before focusing our attention towards improvement in holistic and innovative approach underfarming systems, it becomes imperative to quantify and characterize the present scenario offarming system studies among the different peasants of various land holdings across all thethree agro-climatic zones. This will not only help the academicians,researchers and policy planners to strategize the planning but will also help in understandingthe various constraints being faced by the farmers. The book will be proved a boon for all agricultural students in general and students of Agricultural Economics in particular as the book contains all the procedure for economic study of Integrated Farming System. In this book, an attempt has been made toinvestigate Farming System Components towards Livelihood Security.
Dr. Mudasir Iqbal a visionary academician and meritorious student. He has been awarded with Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics in 2013 by SKUAST-Jammu (J&K). (His more than 07 research papers/ articles have been published in reputed Journals and many research papers are under publication in ISSN journals. He is working as Marketing Inspector in Department of Horticulture (Planning and Marketing), Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr. Dileep Kachroo The author is born in Srinagar, Kashmir, has competed his M.Sc. (Agronomy) from PAU Ludhiana and Ph.D (Agronomy) from GBPUA&T, Pantnagar. The author during his Ph.D programme has received ICAR Sr. Fellowship. He has worked in various capacities in SKUAST and also served as Head, Division of Agronomy and has also worked in the capacity of Chief Scientist and Head, Farming System Research Centre (AICRP IFS) and is credited of developing of IFS model for small and marginal farmers of Jammu division which has been rated as one of the best model by ICAR. Besides author has bought various UG, Post graduate courses and has guided number of M.Sc and Ph,.D scholars. The author is having considerable experience of research and has handled externally funded projects of several crore. He is having 165 publications to his credit. He has contributed in developing several production technologies, which are presently in practice. He has acted as a Nodal officer Mega Seed Project and has conceptualized a Seed Processing Centre in SKUAST-Jammu. Presently he is rendering his services as Registrar, SKUAST-Jammu. He is a member of numerous professional societies and is presently a leading consultant of Integrated Farming System. He is credited of developing eight success stories in adoption of technologies and is credited to develop a successful micro irrigation model in dryland areas of Jammu with the active participation of farmers in their field.
Dr. Jyoti Kachroo has remained gold medalist (two) and meritorious throughout her academic career, graduated and post graduated (Economics) from University of Jammu, Jammu. During her M.Phil. and Ph.D studies, she worked on "Critical Appraisal on New Agricultural Strategy" and "Impact of New Agricultural Strategy on the Economic and Social Conditions of Rural Women", respectively. The author was initially appointed as Lecturer (Economics) in Govt. Degree College, Jammu w.e.f 1990-2001 and later joined in the Division of Agricultural Economics and Statistics, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST of Jammu) as Associate Professor. Presently she is a Professor (Agril. Economics) and Head, Division of Agricultural Economics and Agri-Business Management in SKUAST-Jammu. Her field of expertise is women empowerment, agricultural production economics, marketing and econometric model based research. She has published about 100 articles which include book chapters, popular articles and review papers and about 50 research publications in referred journals. She has been honoured with D. T. Doshi Foundation Award for best presentation in one of her research publications entitled "Economic Evaluation of Dryland and Irrigated Wheat based on Stochastic Model" by Agricultural Economics Research Association, New Delhi. In her 28 years experience of teaching and research, she has guided 15 research scholars (10 MBA, 4 M.Sc and 4 Ph.D).
Dr. Anil Bhat, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics, Division of Agricultural Economics & ABM, SKUAST-Jammu possesses a meritorious academic record. He has done M.Sc. (Agril. Economics) from the Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut and Ph.D. (Agril. Economics) from the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu. He also holds the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi and Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Marketing from Pondicherry University, Kalapet, Puducherry. He is the recipient of certificate of "SPS measures under WTO" from WTO, Geneva, Switzerland. He has 50 publications including 12 book chapters and seven books to his credit. He has guided 5 research students (M. Sc. and MBA Agri Business Management) as Major Advisor. He is the member of four professional societies and is also reviewer and editor of professional journals. Besides, he is also the recipient of Young Associate Scientist Award in the field of Agricultural Economics and has also received number of paper presentation awards. His field of expertise is production, marketing and agri-business management.