Organic Farming, Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures

Editors: Bellon, Stephane, Penvern, Servane (Eds.)

  • Qualified authors involved in organic research (projects), from various disciplines and countries
  • Wide range of topics addressed, relevant for the development of organic and sustainable agricultures
  • Updated results and references, thematic index
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About this book

Stakeholders show a growing interest for organic food and farming (OF&F), which becomes a societal component. Rather than questioning whether OF&F outperforms conventional agriculture or not, the main question addressed in this book is how, and in what conditions, OF&F may be considered as a prototype towards sustainable agricultures. The book gathers 25 papers introduced in a first chapter. The first section investigates OF&F production processes and its capacity to benefit from the systems functioning to achieve higher self-sufficiency. The second one proposes an overview of organic performances providing commodities and public goods. The third one focuses on organics development pathways within agri-food systems and territories. As well as a strong theoretical component, this book provides an overview of the new challenges for research and development. It questions the benefits as well as knowledge gaps with a particular emphasis on bottlenecks and lock-in effects at various levels.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Organic Food and Farming as a Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures

    Bellon, Stéphane (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Soil Phosphorus Management in Organic Cropping Systems: From Current Practices to Avenues for a More Efficient Use of P Resources

    Nesme, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 23-45

  • Eco-functional Intensification by Cereal-Grain Legume Intercropping in Organic Farming Systems for Increased Yields, Reduced Weeds and Improved Grain Protein Concentration

    Bedoussac, Laurent (et al.)

    Pages 47-63

  • Regulatory Framework for Plant Protection in Organic Farming

    Speiser, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 65-82

  • Conservation Biocontrol: Principles and Implementation in Organic Farming

    Simon, Sylvaine (et al.)

    Pages 83-105

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eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7927-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7926-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0298-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organic Farming, Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures
Editors
  • Stephane Bellon
  • Servane Penvern
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7927-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7927-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7926-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0298-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 489
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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