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Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Volume 17

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  • The book (and series) is a state of the art on the latest research in sustainable agriculture
  • This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions
  • It covers multidisciplinary topics and therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations

Part of the book series: Sustainable Agriculture Reviews (SARV, volume 17)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)


About this book

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.

Editors and Affiliations

  • INRA, UMR1347 Agroécologie, Dijon, France

    Eric Lichtfouse

About the editor

Eric Lichtfouse: PhD in organic geochemistry, INRA researcher in Dijon, France since 1992, he teaches scientific writing. He is also editor in chief of the INRA journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development and founder and editor of the Springer journal Environmental Chemistry Letters.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

  • Book Subtitle: Volume 17

  • Editors: Eric Lichtfouse

  • Series Title: Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-16741-1Published: 26 August 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-36825-2Published: 22 October 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-16742-8Published: 14 August 2015

  • Series ISSN: 2210-4410

  • Series E-ISSN: 2210-4429

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 366

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Agriculture, Sustainable Development, Soil Science & Conservation

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