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Sustainable Agriculture Reviews


  • Eric Lichtfouse
  • Aakash Goyal
  • The book (and series) is a state of the art on the latest research in sustainable agriculture

  • This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions

  • It covers multidisciplinary topics and therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations


Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Linda Mondini, Mario Augusto Pagnotta
    Pages 1-31
  3. Bao-Luo Ma, Dilip Kumar Biswas
    Pages 33-62
  4. Sandeep Kumar, Rajesh Chintala, Jai S. Rohila, Thomas Schumacher, Aakash Goyal, Eric Mbonimpa
    Pages 63-84
  5. Shah Fahad, Lixiao Nie, Saddam Hussain, Fahad Khan, Faheem Ahmed Khan, Shah Saud et al.
    Pages 85-106
  6. Gurbir S. Bhullar
    Pages 107-121
  7. Debjyoti Sen Gupta, Dil Thavarajah, Lukshman J. Ekanayake, Casey Johnson, Darshika Amarakoon, Shiv Kumar
    Pages 123-140
  8. Isha Sharma, Nilima Kumari, Vinay Sharma
    Pages 141-172
  9. Kuyyamudi Nanaiah Ganapathy, Benhur Dayakar Rao, Sujay Rakshit, Belaghihalli Nanjappa Gnanesh, Jagannath Vishnu Patil
    Pages 173-196
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 213-214

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.


Cereals Crops Proteomics Rice Sorghum Sustainable Agriculture

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  • Aakash Goyal
    • 2
  1. 1.INRA-CMSE-PMEDijon cedexFrance
  2. 2.Bayer Crop ScienceBayer IncSaskatoonCanada

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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sustainable Agriculture Reviews
  • Book Subtitle Cereals
  • Editors Eric Lichtfouse
    Aakash Goyal
  • Series Title Sustainable Agriculture Reviews
  • Series Abbreviated Title Sustainable Agriculture
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-16987-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35410-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-16988-0
  • Series ISSN 2210-4410
  • Series E-ISSN 2210-4429
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 214
  • Number of Illustrations 44 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Agriculture
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