© 2011

Genetics, Biofuels and Local Farming Systems

  • Eric Lichtfouse


  • Reports advanced genetic tools to improve both crops and ecosystems

  • Reports new ideas for energy crop production worldwide

  • Unexpectedly shows that local farming systems from poor-countries are more sustainable


Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Rudy M. Baum
    Pages 1-3
  3. Nicholas E. Korres, T. Thamsiriroj, B. M. Smyth, A. S. Nizami, A. Singh, Jerry D. Murphy
    Pages 5-49
  4. Evangelia Sinapidou, Ioannis S. Tokatlidis
    Pages 51-86
  5. Ariel D. Zajdband
    Pages 87-127
  6. Afsar Raza Naqvi, Nirupam Roy Choudhury, Qazi Mohd. Rizwanul Haq
    Pages 129-160
  7. Manoranjan Mishra, Gyan Ranjan Panda, B. K. Padhi
    Pages 231-250
  8. Andreas P. Mamolos, Anna E. Nikolaidou, Athina K. Pavlatou-Ve, Sofia K. Kostopoulou, Kiriaki L. Kalburtji
    Pages 251-275
  9. P. Okinda Owuor, David M. Kamau, Samson M. Kamunya, Solomon W. Msomba, Marie A. Uwimana, Amos W. Okal et al.
    Pages 277-307
  10. Varsha Sharma, Shaily Goyal, K. G. Ramawat
    Pages 309-345
  11. Branko Ćupina, Aleksandar Mikić, Frederick L. Stoddard, Đorđe Krstić, Eric Justes, Laurent Bedoussac et al.
    Pages 347-365
  12. K. Padmavathy, G. Poyyamoli
    Pages 367-424
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 425-426

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.


Agriculture Biofuels Farming systems Genetics Sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  1. 1.INRA-CMSE-PMEDijonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Genetics, Biofuels and Local Farming Systems
  • Editors Eric Lichtfouse
  • Series Title Sustainable Agriculture Reviews
  • Series Abbreviated Title Sustainable Agriculture
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-1520-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-3741-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-1521-9
  • Series ISSN 2210-4410
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 426
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Agriculture
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