Issues in Agroecology – Present Status and Future Prospectus

Sustainable Food Production Includes Human and Environmental Health

Editors: Campbell, W. Bruce, López-Ortíz, Silvia (Eds.)

  • Concise reviews of current important and complex issues in Agroecology
  • Assesses the present status of knowledge of the issue with regard to effectively moving toward improving sustainability
  • Identifies inadequacies, errors and gaps in knowledge that may hinder or oppose effective progress toward improving sustainability
  • Discusses what, if possible, is needed to bring the issue onto a better track toward sustainability objectives
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About this book

Agroecology not only encompasses aspects of ecology, but the ecology of sustainable food production systems, and related societal and cultural values. To provide effective communication regarding status and advances in this field, connections must be established with many disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, environmental sciences, ethics, agriculture, economics, ecology, rural development, sustainability, policy and education, or integrations of these general themes so as to provide integrated points of view that will help lead to a sustainable construction of values. Such designs are inherently complex and dynamic, and go beyond the individual farm to include landscapes, communities, and biogeographic regions by emphasizing their unique agricultural and ecological values, and their biological, societal, and cultural components and processes.

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“This book contains five in-depth review articles on the trading, use, and safety of agrochemicals; the background and safety of genetically modified crops; organic farming and food quality; the value of plant secondary compounds in veterinary medicine; and integrated pest management approaches for preventing and treating parasites in domesticated livestock. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, professionals/practitioners, and informed general audiences.” (J. R. Reeve, Choice, Vol. 52 (1), September, 2014)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The Trading and Use of Agrochemicals

    Hough, Peter

    Pages 1-41

  • Critical Evaluation of Genetic Manipulation for Improved Productivity: Is This a Sustainable Agenda?

    Borsari, Bruno (et al.)

    Pages 43-83

  • Organic Farming and Organic Food Quality: Prospects and Limitations

    Zikeli, Sabine (et al.)

    Pages 85-164

  • Veterinary Medicine: The Value of Plant Secondary Compounds and Diversity in Balancing Consumer and Ecological Health

    Villalba, Juan J. (et al.)

    Pages 165-190

  • Controlling the Introduction and Augmentation of Parasites in and on Domesticated Livestock

    Alonso-Díaz, Miguel Ángel (et al.)

    Pages 191-228

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Food Production Includes Human and Environmental Health
Editors
  • W. Bruce Campbell
  • Silvia López-Ortíz
Series Title
Issues in Agroecology – Present Status and Future Prospectus
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7454-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7454-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7453-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0754-9
Series ISSN
2211-2405
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 233
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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