Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Alternative Farming Systems, Biotechnology, Drought Stress and Ecological Fertilisation

Editors: Lichtfouse, Eric (Ed.)

  • Presents novel, nature-inspired concepts for safe food production
  • Explains the environmental benefits of transgenic corn
  • Describes advanced techniques to reclaim polluted, eroded and arid soils
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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.

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“This series of books collates review articles to provide scientists, policy makers and producers with a sound knowledge-base of current agricultural issues and to introduce novel, environmentally friendly solutions that pave the way for developing sustainable agricultural systems. … We found of most interest the review of sustainable land use and agricultural soils that considers the temporal and spatial scale. It postulates the importance of indicators of soil quality … .” (Susanne Padel and Jo Smith, Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 47 (4), 2011)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Thinking by Connections and the Dynamics of Nature for Food Production

    Ceppa, Clara

    Pages 1-14

  • Transgenic Bt Corn Hybrids and Pest Management in the USA

    Tiwari, Siddharth (et al.)

    Pages 15-37

  • Marker-Assisted Breeding in Higher Plants

    Mehboob-ur-Rahman (et al.)

    Pages 39-76

  • Phytoremediation Techniques for Pesticide Contaminations

    Pascal-Lorber, Sophie (et al.)

    Pages 77-105

  • Sustainable Land Use and Agricultural Soil

    Zuazo, Víctor Hugo Durán (et al.)

    Pages 107-192

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-0186-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0185-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9906-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Farming Systems, Biotechnology, Drought Stress and Ecological Fertilisation
Editors
  • Eric Lichtfouse
Series Title
Sustainable Agriculture Reviews
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0186-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0186-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0185-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9906-6
Series ISSN
2210-4410
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 354
Topics