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Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 32

Waste Recycling and Fertilisation

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

  • Provides advanced information on waste recycling and fertilisation of soils

  • Contributions from international authors


Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Gao Liwei, Zhang Yongen, Xu Shiwei, Xu Zengrang, Cheng Shengkui, Wang Yu et al.
    Pages 19-51
  3. Ioannis Ipsilantis, Mina Karamesouti, Dionisios Gasparatos
    Pages 53-75
  4. C. Cernay, D. Makowski, E. Pelzer
    Pages 77-103
  5. Faisal Mahmood, Tanvir Shahzad, Sabir Hussain, Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Azeem, Jacques Wery
    Pages 105-133
  6. Yingliang Yu, Linzhang Yang, Pengfu Hou, Lihong Xue, Alfred Oduor Odindo
    Pages 135-167
  7. Zita Kriaučiūnienė, Rita Čepulienė, Rimantas Velička, Aušra Marcinkevičienė, Kristina Lekavičienė, Egidijus Šarauskis
    Pages 169-205
  8. Vipin Kumar Singh, Ajay Kumar, Rishikesh Singh
    Pages 207-227
  9. Msafiri Yusuph Mkonda, Xinhua He
    Pages 229-246
  10. Amir Raza, Saeed A. Asad, Wisal Mohammad
    Pages 247-269
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 293-297

About this book


This book summarise advanced knowledge and methods to recycle waste and fertilise soils in agriculture. In the near future, waste recycling will no longer be an option because natural resources become rare and costly, urbanisation is blooming and population is growing. In theory, most waste could be recycled. In practice, most waste is wasted. Remarkable aspects include the concepts of waste hierarchy eco-houses in smart cities, microbes and fungi for plant nutrition, and benefits of legume cultivation, biochar application and agropastoralism.


Nutrient Recycling Food Supply Chain Microorganisms Soil Phosphorous Grain Legume Species Rice Wheat Biochar Organic Agriculture Nanotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  1. 1.CEREGE, Aix Marseille UnivCNRS, IRD, INRA, Coll FranceAix-en-ProvenceFrance

About the editors

Eric Lichtfouse, is a soil scientist at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). He has invented the 13C-dating method allowing to measure the dynamics of soil organic molecules, thus opening the field of  molecular-level investigations of soil carbon sequestration. Chief Editor of the awarded journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development, he has raised the journal rank from 29/53 in 2003, with an impact factor of 0.56, to 2/81 in 2014, with an impact factor of 3.99, in the Agronomy category. He is also Chief Editor and founder of the journal Environmental Chemistry Letters and the book series Sustainable Agriculture Reviews. He is lecturing scientific writing and communication in universities worldwide. His publication assistance service at the INRA has founded the french-english newsletter Publier La Science. He has published the book Scientific Writing for Impact Factor Journal. This textbook describes in particular the micro-article, a new tool to identify the novelty of experimental results. Further details are available on Slideshare, LinkedIn, ResearchGate, ResearcherID and Orcid.

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