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The Sustainability of Agro-Food and Natural Resource Systems in the Mediterranean Basin

Editors: Vastola, Antonella (Ed.)

  • Comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of case studies
  • Broad point of view on sustainability applications
  • Multidisciplinary approach to the agricultural, food and natural resource systems of the Mediterranean basin
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About this book

This book is focused on the challenges to implement sustainability in diverse contexts such as agribusiness, natural resource systems and new technologies.

The experiences made by the researchers of the School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Science (SAFE) of the University of Basilicata offer a wide and multidisciplinary approach to the identification and testing of different solutions tailored to the economic, social and environmental characteristics of the region and the surrounding areas.

Basilicata’s productive system is mainly based on activities related to the agricultural sector and exploitation of natural resources but it has seen, in recent years, an industrial development driven by the discovery of oil fields. SAFE research took up the challenge posed by market competition to create value through the sustainable use of renewable and non-renewable resources of the territory. Moreover, due to its unique geographical position in the middle of the Mediterranean basin, Basilicata is an excellent “open sky” laboratory for testing sustainable solutions adaptable to other Mediterranean areas. This collection of multidisciplinary case studies and research experiences from SAFE researchers and their scientific partners is a stimulating contribution to the debate on the development of sustainable techniques, methods and applications for the Mediterranean regions.

About the authors

Prof. Vastola (Editor) is specialist for agro-food marketing, economy of quality and consumer behaviour. Her current research interests are sustainability of the agro-food system, consumer behaviour with regard to alcoholic beverages and agro-food marketing and web marketing of wine. The researchers of the School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Science (SAFE) of the University of Basilicata are addressing their scientific efforts to test and to find solutions adaptable to the economical, social and environmental characteristics of this territory.

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Food Security in the Southern Mediterranean/North Africa

    Tanyeri-Abur, Aysen

    Pages 3-14

  • Sustainability in Cereal Crop Production in Mediterranean Environments

    Perniola, Michele (et al.)

    Pages 15-27

  • Innovative Crop Productions for Healthy Food: The Case of Chia (Salvia hispanica L.)

    Bochicchio, Rocco (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • The Hidden Costs of Livestock Environmental Sustainability: The Case of Podolian Cattle

    Braghieri, Ada (et al.)

    Pages 47-56

  • Feeding, Nutrition and Sustainability in Dairy Enterprises: The Case of Mediterranean Buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis)

    Sabia, Emilio (et al.)

    Pages 57-64

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-16357-4
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sustainability of Agro-Food and Natural Resource Systems in the Mediterranean Basin
Editors
  • Antonella Vastola
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-16357-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-16357-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-16356-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 397
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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