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Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Volume 15

  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Hassan R. El-Ramady, Éva Domokos-Szabolcsy, Neama A. Abdalla, Hussein S. Taha, Miklós Fári
    Pages 65-152
  3. M. Harun-or Rashid, Martin Krehenbrink, Mohd. Sayeed Akhtar
    Pages 193-234
  4. Yeong Sheng Tey, Mark Brindal
    Pages 235-255
  5. Alfred Oghode Misaiti Okorogbona, Patrick Olusanmi Adebola
    Pages 257-291
  6. Jyoti Bhardwaj, Sudesh Kumar Yadav
    Pages 293-328
  7. Bhawana Srivastava, Anand Sagar, Nawal Kishore Dubey, Lipika Sharma
    Pages 329-352
  8. Seyed Alireza Ghadimi, Hossien Shabanali Fami, Ali Asadi
    Pages 353-370
  9. Shah Fahad, Lixiao Nie, Yutiao Chen, Chao Wu, Dongliang Xiong, Shah Saud et al.
    Pages 371-400
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 401-407

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. 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.


agroecology crop genetic diversity organic farming soil diversity

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  1. 1.INRA, UMR1347 AgroécologieDijonFrance

About the editors

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.

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