Amitava Rakshit is a faculty member of the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at the Institute of Agricultural
Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. His research areas include nutrient use efficiency, simulations modelling, organic farming,
integrated nutrient management, and bioremediation. His consulting capabilities are composting techniques, soil health management,
and input quality control. He is currently the Chief Editor of the International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Biotechnology.
He is a member of the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition of FAO, Rome, and the Commission on Ecosystem Management
of International Union for Conservation of Nature. Vijay Singh Meena is Project Coordinator, Borlaug Institute for South Asia,
and has worked in soil aggregation, carbon management index and carbon and nitrogen sequestration potential under climate
resilient agriculture. He identified carbon management index as the key indicator to measure soil degradation in different
agro-ecosystems. He also edited seven Springer books and three Elsevier books on microbes, organic farming and agricultural
sustainability. He has received several scholarship and awards during his academic and professional career. Purushothaman
C. Abhilash is a Senior Assistant Professor of Sustainability Science in the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development
(IESD) at Banaras Hindu University. He also leads the Agroecosystem Specialist Group of IUCN-Commission on Ecosystem Management.
He is a fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India. His research interest lies in various inventive methods
for restoring marginal, degraded, and polluted lands for regaining ecosystem services. He is particularly interested in system
sustainability, circular economy principles, policy realignment, and the localization of UN-SDGs for sustainable development.
He is part of the editorial board of prestigious journals on Ecology, Environment, and Sustainable Development, and also serves
as a subject expert for UN-IPBES, IRP-UNEP, UNDP-BES Network, IPCC, UNCCD, APN, GLP, and IUCN Commissions (CEM, CEC, CEESP,
and SSC) for fostering global sustainability. Harikesh B. Singh is presently a retired Professor of Mycology and Plant Pathology
from IAS,BHU. He served state agriculture university, central university and CSIR institute in teaching, research, and extension
roles. In recognition of Prof.Singh's scientific contributions and leadership in the field of plant pathology, he was honored
with several prestigious awards, notable being, CSIR Prize for Biological Sciences ,Vigyan Bharti Award ,Prof. V.P. Bhide
Memorial Award , BRSI Industrial Medal Award ,Bioved Fellowship Award , Prof.PanchananMaheshwari ,IPS Plant Pathology Leader
Award , CSIR-CAIRD Team award, Environment Conservation Award, CST VigyanRatna Award and many more. Prof. Singh has been the
Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences .Prof. Singh has written two books, several training modules and manuals
and more than 150 research publications and has more than 18 US patents and 3 PCTs to his credit. Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto
?has a?bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the State University of Campinas (1997), a master's in Functional and Molecular
Biology from the State University of Campinas (2000) and a PhD in Functional and Molecular Biology from the State University
of Campinas (2003). He is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology of Sao Paulo State University
(UNESP), Campus Sorocaba at the Environmental Engineering undergraduate course and at the postgraduate in Environmental Sciences.
He coordinated the Postgraduate Program in Environmental Sciences of Unesp/Sorocaba (from 2012 to 2016). He has experience
in chemistry and biochemistry, with an emphasis on environmental nanotechnology and applications of nanotechnology in agriculture.?
?? Manoj Parihar is currently working at ICAR-VPKAS, Almora as a Soil Scientist in Crop Production Division. He did his graduation
from SKRAU, Bikaner and selected as ICAR-JRF fellow for post-graduation in BHU, Varanasi. He has been awarded doctorate from
the same university in the year 2018. He has received various recognitions such as ICAR-SRF, UGC-BSR, UGC-RGNF etc. Anand
Kumar Singh. (aka Awtar Kumar Singh) is presently the deputy director general of horticulture , Indian Council of Agricultural
Research,?has a?bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Banaras Hindu University , a master's and PhD in Horticulture with
a specialization in Pomology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. His research areas include genetic improvement
of fruit crops, plant Tissue culture and transcriptome analysis of mango. He was honored with several prestigious awards,
notable being, Mombusho Award (1989) by Japanese Govt. ,visiting scientist award by Association of International Education,
Japan (1999);? DBT Overseas Associateship Award (2006);? Gold Medal:? The Horticultural Society of India (2008); Fellow of
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences(2016) and many more