Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Biodiversity, Biofuels, Agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture

Editors: Lichtfouse, Eric (Ed.)

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  • Presents a list of advanced biofuels to counter climate change
  • Gives a list of farming practices that favour carbon sequestration
  • Describes several methods of conservation tillage to improve dryland soils
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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 is a useful wide-ranging book covering many areas of interest to the thinking agriculturalist of the 21st century operating on a global scale. … It includes a section on argo-ecology in the curriculum that educationalists will find of interest. The book is well referenced throughout as one has come to expect from the series and it is a useful addition to its partner volumes.” (Keith Dawson, Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 47 (4), 2011)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Agroecology as a Transdisciplinary Science for a Sustainable Agriculture

    Pages 1-71

    Caporali, Fabio

  • Measuring Agricultural Sustainability

    Pages 73-100

    Hayati, Dariush (et al.)

  • Sustainable Bioenergy Production, Land and Nitrogen Use

    Pages 101-122

    Ceotto, Enrico (et al.)

  • Biofuels, the Role of Biotechnology to Improve Their Sustainability and Profitability

    Pages 123-148

    Saraf, Meenu (et al.)

  • Challenges and Opportunities of Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration in Croplands

    Pages 149-174

    Stavi, Ilan (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodiversity, Biofuels, Agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture
Editors
  • Eric Lichtfouse
Series Title
Sustainable Agriculture Reviews
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9513-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9513-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9512-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3366-4
Series ISSN
2210-4410
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 394
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