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date: 25 August 2019

Agriculture (South Asia)  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Zareen Pervez BHARUCHAZareen Pervez BHARUCHA

Domestic agriculture has historically been the primary source of food, fodder, raw materials, and income in South Asia, and has provided the basis for the varied economic, social, political, and cultural arrangements of the region. This continues to be the case. With over 90 percent of South Asian cropland dedicated to growing food, maintaining sustainable, resilient, and economically viable agricultural systems in the region remains critically important. ...

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