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Sustainable Agricultural Development

Recent Approaches in Resources Management and Environmentally-Balanced Production Enhancement

  • Mohamed Behnassi
  • Shabbir A. Shahid
  • Joyce D'Silva

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Sustainable Use of Land Resources as a Potential for Sustainable Agricultural Development

  3. Sustainable Management of Water Resources as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Agriculture Development

  4. Recent Innovative Processes in Agricultural Production

  5. Recent Innovative Processes in Livestock Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Joyce D’Silva, Peter Stevenson
      Pages 215-223

About this book


Due to many challenges (i.e. climate change, energy, water and land shortage, high demands on food, land grabbing, etc.), agriculture production potential is expected to be seriously affected; thus, increasing food insecurity and hunger in many already affected regions (especially in Africa).  In this context, sustainable agriculture is highly recommended as an eco-system approach where soil, water, plants, environment and living organisms live in harmony.  Innovative technologies and research should be developed to ensure sustainable agriculture and productivity using modern irrigation systems, improved varieties, improved soil quality, etc.   In the meantime, the preservation of natural environment should be based on resource conservation technologies and best management practices.


Sustainable Agricultural Development, not only raises the serious ethical and social issues underlying these huge environmental problems, but also aims at presenting successful experiences from all over the world in relation with sustainable farming, sustainable management of water and land resources, and innovative processes in livestock production.  It also aims at providing inputs to decision making processes and encouraging the transfer of relevant know-how, technologies and expertise to different countries where similar agro-climatic conditions may exist; thus saving precious resources and promoting sustainable agricultural development as a relevant approach to tackle the food security challenge.


Finally, this book focuses on the paradigmatic and policy dimensions and call for an innovative approach by analyzing the key themes in a complex and interrelated manner.


Food security Livestock production Soil conservation Sustainable agriculture Water management

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohamed Behnassi
    • 1
  • Shabbir A. Shahid
    • 2
  • Joyce D'Silva
    • 3
  1. 1., Faculty of Law, Economics and Social SciIbn Zohr University of AgadirAgadirMorocco
  2. 2.International Center for Biosaline AgricDubaiUtd.Arab.Emir.
  3. 3.River CourtCompassion for World FarmingGoldalmingUnited Kingdom

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