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Plant Nutrition and Food Security

Mohammad Waseemul Islam

243 pages
Arcler Education Inc
Plant Nutrition and Food Security gives an introduction to the readers on the subject of food security and its role in the agricultural production and discusses the role of plant nutrients in food security. It further talks about food quality, consumer health, and plant nutrition, mineral nutrition in plants optimization and management of plant nutrition. Also discussed in the book is the process of nutrient acquisition, the dynamics that go on in the agricultural ecosystem regarding the nutrients and the role of plant nutrition in achievement of sustainable development in terms of food. It also provides insights on the future demands for plant nutrients.
Author Bio
Dr. Waseem’s professional expertise lies in teaching and pre-clinical research on indigenous medicinal plants. He is the Former Director of Complementary Medicine Unit, Chairman of Ethical Committee and Head of the Research Group, at Ajman University, UAE. Dr. Waseem has worked for phytochemical, pharmacological and nutritional values of medicinal plants, is actively engaged in the preparation of the tentative plan of nutrition courses for Ajman University, and presented the importance of plant nutrition for sustainable development for global health. Dr. Waseem has over 100 research publications and presentations on phytoconstituents, pharmacology & toxicology of medicinal plants & herbal products. His professional record demonstrates enriched association with renowned educational institutions, namely, College of Medicine, University of Erbil, Iraq; College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Health Authority, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Dubai Medical College for Girls, Dubai, UAE and Ajman University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Ajman and UAE. Dr. Waseem has been actively involved in executing several scientific projects, co-authored the Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants of UAE, published by Zayed Complex for Herbal Research and Traditional Medicine, printed in Al-Omera Printing and Publishing Co., Abu Dhabi, UAE. He was a reviewer for the International Journals and served as Chairman and Co-chairman at the conferences of phytomedicines and food derived from plants, selected by World Health Organization (WHO) as an advisor for Eastern Mediterranean Region in 2003. He has previously served as Head of the Department, supervising research projects & managing research team in Zayed Complex for Herbal Research and Traditional Medicine, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has carried out research on medicinal, aromatic and poisonous plants in the College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He also taught and carried out several research projects in Dubai Medical College, affiliated with the Central Biomedical Research Laboratories as Executive Consultant & Research Manager. He was awarded a plaque of appreciation for his significant contribution to the success of WHO Consultation on Quality Control of Herbal Medicine, Abu Dhabi, UAE and a shield from General Authority for Health Services for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has been honored in recognition of his devotion, sincerity and his contributions in the fields of research and other academic activities from the College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh. A commemorative ceremony to celebrate the scientific achievements of Dr. Waseem was held in the academic year 2013-14 on his excellence in research contribution, at College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Ajman University, UAE organized by the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.