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Agroecology and Strategies for Climate Change

  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. A. Wezel, C. David
    Pages 17-33
  3. Gordon Purvis, Liam Downey, David Beever, Michael L. Doherty, Frank J. Monahan, Helen Sheridan et al.
    Pages 35-65
  4. J. Webb, Sven G. Sommer, Thomas Kupper, Karin Groenestein, Nicholas J. Hutchings, Brigitte Eurich-Menden et al.
    Pages 67-107
  5. Juan Antonio López-Ráez, Harro Bouwmeester, Maria J. Pozo
    Pages 109-133
  6. E. G. Koukios, V. Sardo
    Pages 135-147
  7. Amir Raza, J. K. Friedel, G. Bodner
    Pages 167-211
  8. Tarique Hassan Askary, Shafat Ahmad Banday, Umar Iqbal, Akhtar Ali Khan, Mohd. Maqbool Mir, Mohd. Islam Shah Waliullah
    Pages 237-268
  9. Amit K. Gupta, Rajeev Pratap Singh, M. Hakimi Ibrahim, Byeong-Kye Lee
    Pages 269-286
  10. Kambaska Kumar Behera, Afroz Alam, Sharad Vats, Hunuman Pd. Sharma, Vinay Sharma
    Pages 287-328
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 329-335

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Agriculture Agroecology Climate Change Genetics Sustainable Development

Editors and affiliations

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

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