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Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Francesca Girotto, Raffaello Cossu
    Pages 1-13
  3. R. Michael Lehman, Wendy I. Taheri
    Pages 15-36
  4. Ellen Letsogile Thipe, Tilahun Workneh, Alferd Odindo, Mark Laing
    Pages 37-55
  5. Fahd Rasul, Ashfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Arif, Ishaq Ahmad Mian, Kawsar Ali, Muhammad Farooq Qayyum et al.
    Pages 57-114
  6. Krishna Kumar Choudhary, Shashi Bhushan Agrawal
    Pages 115-162
  7. Jagdeep S. Sandhu, Manpreet K. Sidhu, Inderjit S. Yadav
    Pages 163-212
  8. Peyman Habibi, Maria Fatima Grossi De Sa, Abdullah Makhzoum, Sonia Malik, André Luís Lopes da Silva, Kathleen Hefferon et al.
    Pages 213-251
  9. Jagdish Singh, Sandeep Singh Sandhu, Dhanwinder Singh, Manjit Singh Hadda
    Pages 253-279
  10. Elizabeth T. Alori, Michael O. Dare, Olubukola O. Babalola
    Pages 281-307
  11. Msafiri Yusuph Mkonda, Xinhua He
    Pages 309-324
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 325-328

About this book

Introduction

This book deals with a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. It 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

Soil Microorganisms Biochar Fungal Disease Chitinase and glucanase transgenes Bioengineering hair roots Soil Management Conservation Agriculture Microbial inoculants Climate Change Agriculture Agroecology Environment Soil Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  1. 1.CEREGEINRAAix en ProvenceFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48006-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-48005-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48006-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2210-4410
  • Series Online ISSN 2210-4429
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