Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Volume 13

  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Isabelle Boulogne, Harry Ozier-Lafontaine, Gladys Loranger-Merciris
    Pages 1-17
  3. József Popp, Károly Pető, János Nagy
    Pages 19-33
  4. J. C. Wilcox, A. Barbottin, D. Durant, M. Tichit, D. Makowski
    Pages 35-63
  5. Kambaska Kumar Behera
    Pages 65-85
  6. Neeta Sharma, Avantina S. Bhandari
    Pages 87-107
  7. Kambaska Kumar Behera, Renu Bist
    Pages 109-131
  8. M. H. M. Bhuyan, Most R. Ferdousi, Md. Toufiq Iqbal
    Pages 133-161
  9. Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi, A. T. Modi
    Pages 275-290
  10. Chengming Sun, Xiaoyu Gan, Zhengguo Sun, Tao Liu, Ting Tian, Lijian Wang et al.
    Pages 291-306
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 307-315

About this book

Introduction

Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, and social sciences. Indeed, sustainable agriculture decipher mechanisms of processes that occur from the molecular level to the farming system to the global level at time scales ranging from seconds to centuries. For that, scientists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable agriculture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats problem sources. Because most actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

Keywords

food security integrated nutrient management phytoremediation

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  1. 1.UMR1347 AgroécologieDijonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00915-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00914-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00915-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2210-4410
  • Series Online ISSN 2210-4429
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