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Organic Fertilisation, Soil Quality and Human Health

  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Jared Margulies
    Pages 11-30
  3. Jonas N. Chianu, Justina N. Chianu, Franklin Mairura
    Pages 31-65
  4. Khaled D. Alotaibi, Jeff. J. Schoenau
    Pages 67-91
  5. Martina Kyselková, Yvan Moënne-Loccoz
    Pages 93-140
  6. Péter Csathó, László Radimszky
    Pages 161-186
  7. Reza Ghorbani, Vahid Poozesh, Surur Khorramdel
    Pages 187-225
  8. Susmita Maity, Sandipan Chowdhury, Animesh K. Datta
    Pages 227-262
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 341-352

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

European Union Human Health Organic Fertilisation Soil Microbes Soil Quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  1. 1.INRA-CMSE-PMEDijonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4113-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4112-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4113-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2210-4410
  • Series Online ISSN 2210-4429
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