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Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Christian Dimkpa, Prem Bindraban, Joan E. McLean, Lydiah Gatere, Upendra Singh, Deborah Hellums
    Pages 1-43
  3. Vartika Mathur, Lamis Javid, Samarth Kulshrestha, Aakash Mandal, Amarender A. Reddy
    Pages 45-87
  4. Myrtille Lacoste, Roger Lawes, Olivier Ducourtieux, Ken Flower
    Pages 115-148
  5. Byomkesh Talukder, Alison Blay-Palmer
    Pages 149-168
  6. Reza Ghorbani, Alireza Koocheki
    Pages 169-203
  7. Cargele Masso, Generose Nziguheba, James Mutegi, Corinne Galy-Lacaux, John Wendt, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl et al.
    Pages 205-231
  8. Rinny Swain, Gyan Ranjan Rout
    Pages 233-260
  9. Msafiri Yusuph Mkonda, Xinhua He
    Pages 261-276
  10. Zehra Khan, Md. Aslam Khan, Wasim Ahmad, Sangeeta Paul
    Pages 277-302
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 303-304

About this book

Introduction

This book deals with a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. It 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

Sustainable Development Plant Sciences Climate Change Agroecology Soil Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  1. 1.Europole Mediterraneen de l’Arbois, CEREGEAix-Marseille Université, Coll de France, CNRS, INRA, IRDAix en Provence Cedex 04France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58679-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58678-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58679-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2210-4410
  • Series Online ISSN 2210-4429
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