Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry

Convergence of Food Security, Energy Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Editors: Songstad, David D., Hatfield, Jerry L., Tomes, Dwight T. (Eds.)

  • The key to a stable global agricultural platform to feed the world
  • Written by experts
  • Richly illustrated
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This volume examines the interrelated fields of food security, energy security and sustainable agriculture as the key to a stable global agricultural platform and is arranged in six parts.  The first part is focused on policy considerations relating to food and energy security and sustainable agriculture.  The authors from this part include Former Under Secretary of Agriculture Gale Buchanan, Former Under Secretary of Energy Raymond Orbach (Chapter 1), Stephen Hughes, Bryan Moser and William Gibbons (Chapter 2) and Thomas Redick (Chapter 3).  Part II addresses soil and water, which are two of the key components in secure and sustainable food production.  Authors from this part are Jerry Hatfield (Chapter 4) and Mahbub Alam, Sharon Megdal et al. (Chapter 5).  The third part covers sustainable and secure food production specifically addressing genetically modified traits in Chapter 6 (James McWilliams) and omega-3 fatty acids in Chapter 7 (Jay Whelan et al.).  Agronomic implications relative to food security and sustainable agriculture are described in Part IV.  Authors include Ravi Sripada, Pradip Das et al. (Chapter 8), Duska Stojsin, Kevin Matson and Richard Leitz (Chapter 9) and S.H. Lee, David Clay and Sharon Clay (Chapter 10).  International sustainable agriculture and food security is addressed in Part V with authors Jeff Vitale and John Greenplate (Chapter 11), Julie Borlaug et al. (Chapter 12) and Sylvester Oikeh et al. (Chapter 13).  The final part covers the use of chemicals in sustainable agriculture and food/energy security with Leonard Gianessi and Ashley Williams communicating the role of herbicides and Harold Reetz emphasizing the importance of fertilizers both in maximizing crop yields to maintain a sustainable secure source for food production.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Creative and Innovative Research: Our Only Hope for Achieving Sustainable Food and Energy Security

    Buchanan, Gale A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Moving Toward Energy Security and Sustainability in 2050 by Reconfiguring Biofuel Production

    Hughes, Stephen R. (et al.)

    Pages 15-29

  • Sustainability Standards

    Redick, Thomas P.

    Pages 31-57

  • Soil Degradation, Land Use, and Sustainability

    Hatfield, Jerry L.

    Pages 61-74

  • Impact of Technology and Policy on Sustainable Agricultural Water Use and Food Security

    Alam, Mahbub (et al.)

    Pages 75-112

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Convergence of Food Security, Energy Security and Sustainable Agriculture
Editors
  • David D. Songstad
  • Jerry L. Hatfield
  • Dwight T. Tomes
Series Title
Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry
Series Volume
67
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55262-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55262-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-55261-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52100-7
Series ISSN
0934-943X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 384
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
Topics