Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Muhammad Farooq
  • Michele Pisante

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Muhammad Farooq, Abdul Rehman, Michele Pisante
      Pages 3-24
  3. Ecological Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Aftab Afzal, Saeed A. Asad
      Pages 43-77
  4. Resources Use Efficiency for Sustainable Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Fabio Stagnari, Angelica Galieni, Sara D’Egidio, Giancarlo Pagnani, Michele Pisante
      Pages 105-131
    3. Marcello Mastrorilli, Raffaella Zucaro
      Pages 133-166
    4. Abdul Rehman, Aman Ullah, Faisal Nadeem, Muhammad Farooq
      Pages 167-211
    5. Muhammad Zahir Aziz, Muhammad Naveed, Tanveer Abbas, Sulman Siddique, Muhammad Yaseen
      Pages 213-245
  5. Sustainable Pest Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Ali Ahsan Bajwa, Muhammad Jamal Khan, Prasanta Chitta Bhowmik, Michael Walsh, Bhagirath Singh Chauhan
      Pages 249-286
    3. Ahmad Nawaz, Muhammad Sufyan, Muhammad Dildar Gogi, Muhammad Wajid Javed
      Pages 287-335
    4. Davide Spadaro, Maria Lodovica Gullino
      Pages 337-359
  6. Genetic Resources and Crop Improvement for Sustainable Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Alessandra Gentile, Stefano La Malfa
      Pages 411-437
  7. Agricultural Sustainability in Changing Climate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Liyong Xie, Hongliang Zhao
      Pages 441-468
    3. Muhammad Sanaullah, Tahseen Afzal, Tanvir Shahzad, Abdul Wakeel
      Pages 469-500
    4. Nirmali Gogoi, Banashree Sarma, Subham C. Mondal, Rupam Kataki, Ankit Garg
      Pages 501-528
    5. J. L. Arrúe, J. Álvaro-Fuentes, D. Plaza-Bonilla, D. Villegas, C. Cantero-Martínez
      Pages 529-556
    6. Paul Kayode Baiyeri, Harriet Ndofor Foleng, Ndubuisi Samuel Machebe, Cynthia Ebere Nwobodo
      Pages 557-582
  8. Use of IT Tools and Modelling for Sustainable Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 583-583
    2. Muhammad Jehanzeb Masud Cheema, Muhammad Azeem Khan
      Pages 585-597
    3. Fabrizio Ginaldi, Sofia Bajocco, Simone Bregaglio, Giovanni Cappelli
      Pages 599-619
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 621-627

About this book


This volume is a ready reference on sustainable agriculture and reinforce the understanding for its utilization to develop environmentally sustainable and profitable food production systems. It describes ecological sustainability of farming systems, present innovations for improving efficiency in the use of resources for sustainable agriculture and propose technological options and new areas of research in this very important area of agriculture. 

Sustainable agriculture integrates the concept of continuing improvement in agriculture productivity, profitability and competitiveness by sustainable management of natural resources. One the eve of declining natural resources, changing climate and increasing food demands, the shift from the existing intensive production system to a more sustainable system needs to be an evolving and continuing process. Within these two books, leading researchers in the field describe the principles, and synthesize recent advances and developments in sustainable agriculture research.


Precision Agriculture Ecology Farming systems Crop Production Crop Protection Agroecology Urban Agriculture

Editors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Farooq
    • 1
  • Michele Pisante
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Crop Sciences, College of Agricultural and Marine SciencesSultan Qaboos UniversityAl-KhoudOman
  2. 2.Agronomy and Crop Sciences Research and Education CenterUniversity of TeramoTeramoItaly

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