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Sociology, Organic Farming, Climate Change and Soil Science

  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Ezatollah Karami, Marzieh Keshavarz
    Pages 19-40
  3. Juying Wu, Vito Sardo
    Pages 41-76
  4. Reza Ghorbani, Alireza Koocheki, Kirsten Brandt, Stephen Wilcockson, Carlo Leifert
    Pages 77-107
  5. Volkhard Scholz, Monika Heiermann, Peter Kaulfuss
    Pages 109-145
  6. Nicole Wrage, Lydie Chapuis-Lardy, Johannes Isselstein
    Pages 147-169
  7. Paula A. Rodiño, Marta Santalla, Antonio M. De Ron, Jean-Jacques Drevon
    Pages 171-188
  8. Francisco Mamani Pati, David E. Clay, Gregg Carlson, Sharon A. Clay
    Pages 189-215
  9. Trifone D’Addabbo, Vito Miccolis, Martino Basile, Vincenzo Candido
    Pages 217-274
  10. Iin P. Handayani, Priyono Prawito
    Pages 303-317
  11. György Füleky, Szilveszter Benedek
    Pages 319-346
  12. Tarique Hassan Askary
    Pages 347-378
  13. Jana Kalinova
    Pages 379-418
  14. Jolanta Biesaga-Kos´cielniak, Maria Filek
    Pages 419-435
  15. M. Giashuddin Miah, M. Jahangir Hussain
    Pages 437-463
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 465-478

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

Phosphor Sustainability Sustainable Agriculture biodiversity climate change erosion soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  1. 1.INRA-CMSE-PMEDijon CXFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3333-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-3332-1
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-3333-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2210-4410
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