© 2015

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Volume 17

  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Marco Barzman, Jay Ram Lamichhane, Kees Booij, Piet Boonekamp, Nicolas Desneux, Laurent Huber et al.
    Pages 1-27
  3. Surjeet S. Manhas, Ajab S. Sidhu, Khuswinder S. Brar
    Pages 61-87
  4. Alfred Oghode M. Okorogbona, Lavhelesani R. Managa, Patrick O. Adebola, Hanyeleni M. Ngobeni, Tsunduka B. Khosa
    Pages 89-120
  5. João Silva Dias, Rodomiro Ortiz
    Pages 121-139
  6. Ruparao T. Gahukar
    Pages 141-158
  7. M. N. V. Prasad
    Pages 159-261
  8. Rima Kumari, M. N. V. Prasad, S. B. Agrawal
    Pages 263-305
  9. Debarati Bhaduri, Sharmistha Pal, T. J. Purakayastha, K. Chakraborty, R. S. Yadav, Mohd. Sayeed Akhtar
    Pages 307-335
  10. E. V. S. Prakasa Rao, Srinivas Akshata, C. T. Gopinath, N. S. Ravindra, Aparna Hebbar, Nagendra Prasad
    Pages 337-355
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 357-366

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.


Agriculture Agroecology Climate Change Environment Soil Science

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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