Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Volume 11

  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Miguel A. Altieri, C. I. Nicholls
    Pages 1-29
  3. Christophe David, J. Abecassis, M. Carcea, F. Celette, J. K. Friedel, G. Hellou et al.
    Pages 43-62
  4. Margit Olle, Ingrid H. Williams
    Pages 63-76
  5. Richard Renquist, Huub Kerckhoffs
    Pages 77-131
  6. Varsha Sharma, Kishan G. Ramawat, B. L. Choudhary
    Pages 133-160
  7. Aleksandar Mikić, Branko Ćupina, Vojislav Mihailović, Ðorđe Krstić, Vuk Đorđević, Vesna Perić et al.
    Pages 161-182
  8. Garima Gupta, Jitendra Panwar, Mohd Sayeed Akhtar, Prabhat N. Jha
    Pages 183-221
  9. Cécile Coulon-Leroy, René Morlat, Gérard Barbeau, Christian Gary, Marie Thiollet-Scholtus
    Pages 241-264
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 265-270

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 bionenergy organic farming

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5449-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5448-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5449-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2210-4410
  • Series Online ISSN 2210-4429
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