About the book
Food security, sustainable agriculture, and poverty alleviation are the key themes of the 2030 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs). These are directly linked with agricultural mechanization, automation and robotics, high-efficiency irrigation systems, farm energy systems, post-harvest handling and processing, wastewater management, and the associated sustainable bio environment. Such agricultural, biological, and environmental engineering studies are the need of the 21st century, particularly from the viewpoint of the agricultural water–energy–food security nexus. Moreover, the wide range and interdisciplinary nature of research for agricultural engineering and technologies and system as well as the proliferation and technological advancement in agricultural engineering technologies will be the focus of this book. It will include engineering technologies and applications related to farm mechanization, farm energy and environment, smart farming, intelligent agriculture, conservation agriculture, on-farm irrigation, precision agriculture, food processing and storage, livestock and poultry sheds, wastewater management, etc. The chapters will comprise of original research, review, case studies, and/or recent progress/scenario in the above-mentioned research areas.