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Farming for Food and Water Security

  • Eric Lichtfouse
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Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Catherine L. Gerrard, L. G. Smith, B. Pearce, S. Padel, R. Hitchings, M. Measures et al.
    Pages 1-22
  3. Patrick Drogui, Pierre Lafrance
    Pages 23-55
  4. Nirbhay K. Singh, D. B. Patel
    Pages 83-109
  5. Min Huang, Bing Xia, Yingbin Zou, Peng Jiang, Yuehua Feng, Zhaowei Cheng et al.
    Pages 111-126
  6. Masoumeh Forouzani, Ezatollah Karami, Mansour Zibaei, Gh. Hossein Zamani
    Pages 127-155
  7. R. S. Yadav, S. C. Meena, S. I. Patel, K. I. Patel, Mohd. Sayeed Akhtar, B. K. Yadav et al.
    Pages 177-200
  8. Alfred Oghode Misaiti Okorogbona, Lasisi Olaosebikan Adebisi
    Pages 201-242
  9. Supradip Saha, Debashis Dutta, Deb Prasad Ray, Rajib Karmakar
    Pages 243-264
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 265-274

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.


Agroindicators Food Security Organic Farming Pesticides Water Security

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  1. 1.INRA, UMR1347 AgroécologieDijonFrance

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