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Convergence of Food Security, Energy Security and Sustainable Agriculture

  • The key to a stable global agricultural platform to feed the world

  • Written by experts

  • Richly illustrated

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry (AGRICULTURE, volume 67)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Food and Energy Security and Sustainable Agriculture Policy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Moving Toward Energy Security and Sustainability in 2050 by Reconfiguring Biofuel Production

      • Stephen R. Hughes, Bryan R. Moser, William R. Gibbons
      Pages 15-29
    3. Sustainability Standards

      • Thomas P. Redick
      Pages 31-57
  3. Soil and Water

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 59-59
    2. Soil Degradation, Land Use, and Sustainability

      • Jerry L. Hatfield
      Pages 61-74
    3. Impact of Technology and Policy on Sustainable Agricultural Water Use and Food Security

      • Mahbub Alam, Greg Kruger, Sharon B. Megdal, David Songstad
      Pages 75-112
  4. Sustainable and Secure Food Production

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 113-113
    2. Sustainable Production of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

      • Jay Whelan, Ronald Hardy, Richard S. Wilkes, Henry E. Valentin
      Pages 129-169
  5. Agronomic Implications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 171-171
    2. Achieving Sustainable Agriculture: Overview of Current and Future Agronomic Best Practices

      • Ravi P. Sripada, Pradip K. Das, Emilio S. Oyarzabal, Laura Grapes, Doug Griffith, Jennifer Luchte et al.
      Pages 173-196
  6. International Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 237-237
    2. The Borlaug Institute and Its Contributions to Worldwide Food and Economic Security

      • Julie Borlaug, Joseph N. King, Linda Cleboski, Johanna Roman, Ma’ad Mohammed, Michael McWorter et al.
      Pages 295-315
    3. The Water Efficient Maize for Africa Project as an Example of a Public–Private Partnership

      • Sylvester Oikeh, Dianah Ngonyamo-Majee, Stephen I. N. Mugo, Kingstone Mashingaidze, Vanessa Cook, Michael Stephens
      Pages 317-329
  7. Chemicals

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 331-331

About this book

This volume examines the interrelated fields of food security, energy security and sustainable agriculture as the key to a stable global agricultural platform and is arranged in six parts.  The first part is focused on policy considerations relating to food and energy security and sustainable agriculture.  The authors from this part include Former Under Secretary of Agriculture Gale Buchanan, Former Under Secretary of Energy Raymond Orbach (Chapter 1), Stephen Hughes, Bryan Moser and William Gibbons (Chapter 2) and Thomas Redick (Chapter 3).  Part II addresses soil and water, which are two of the key components in secure and sustainable food production.  Authors from this part are Jerry Hatfield (Chapter 4) and Mahbub Alam, Sharon Megdal et al. (Chapter 5).  The third part covers sustainable and secure food production specifically addressing genetically modified traits in Chapter 6 (James McWilliams) and omega-3 fatty acids in Chapter 7 (Jay Whelan et al.).  Agronomic implications relative to food security and sustainable agriculture are described in Part IV.  Authors include Ravi Sripada, Pradip Das et al. (Chapter 8), Duska Stojsin, Kevin Matson and Richard Leitz (Chapter 9) and S.H. Lee, David Clay and Sharon Clay (Chapter 10).  International sustainable agriculture and food security is addressed in Part V with authors Jeff Vitale and John Greenplate (Chapter 11), Julie Borlaug et al. (Chapter 12) and Sylvester Oikeh et al. (Chapter 13).  The final part covers the use of chemicals in sustainable agriculture and food/energy security with Leonard Gianessi and Ashley Williams communicating the role of herbicides and Harold Reetz emphasizing the importance of fertilizers both in maximizing crop yields to maintain a sustainable secure source for food production.

Keywords

  • Biofuel production
  • Energy security
  • Enhanced nutrient management
  • Food security
  • Genetically modified food
  • Sustainability standards
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable food production
  • Sustainable land use
  • Sustainable water use
  • Water efficient maize

Editors and Affiliations

  • Director of Research/Cell Biology, Cibus LLC, San Diego, USA

    David D. Songstad

  • National Laboratory for Agriculture and, USDA-ARS, Ames, USA

    Jerry L. Hatfield

  • Grimes, USA

    Dwight T. Tomes

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-55262-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)