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Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 14

Agroecology and Global Change

  • Harry Ozier-Lafontaine
  • Magalie Lesueur-Jannoyer

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Valérie Angeon, Harry Ozier-Lafontaine, Magalie Lesueur-Jannoyer, Arnaud Larade
    Pages 1-22
  3. Alain Ratnadass, Marco Barzman
    Pages 53-81
  4. Gisèle Alexandre, Audrey Fanchone, Harry Ozier-Lafontaine, Jean-Louis Diman
    Pages 83-115
  5. Cathy Clermont-Dauphin, Eric Blanchart, Gladys Loranger-Merciris, Jean-Marc Meynard
    Pages 117-158
  6. Maryline Boval, Stéphane Bellon, Gisele Alexandre
    Pages 159-184
  7. Serge Valet, Harry Ozier-Lafontaine
    Pages 185-268
  8. Marie Chave, Marc Tchamitchian, Harry Ozier-Lafontaine
    Pages 269-297
  9. Harry Archimède, Gisèle Alexandre, Maurice Mahieu, Jérôme Fleury, Dalila Petro, Gary W. Garcia et al.
    Pages 299-330
  10. Diane Le Hénaff, Zeynel Cebeci
    Pages 331-343
  11. Hassan R. El-Ramady, T. A. Alshaal, M. Amer, É. Domokos-Szabolcsy, N. Elhawat, J. Prokisch et al.
    Pages 345-447
  12. Hassan R. El-Ramady, T. A. Alshaal, S. A. Shehata, É. Domokos-Szabolcsy, N. Elhawat, J. Prokisch et al.
    Pages 449-508
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 509-511

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

Agroecology Climate Change Crop Protection

Editors and affiliations

  • Harry Ozier-Lafontaine
    • 1
  • Magalie Lesueur-Jannoyer
    • 2
  1. 1.UR1321, ASTRO Agrosystèmes TropicauxINRAPetit-BourgFrance
  2. 2.HortSysResearch Unit Caribbean Agroenvironmental CampusCIRADLe LamentinFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06016-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06015-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06016-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2210-4410
  • Series Online ISSN 2210-4429
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