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Sustainable Agricultural Development

Recent Approaches in Resources Management and Environmentally-Balanced Production Enhancement

Editors: Behnassi, Mohamed, Shahid, Shabbir A., D'Silva, Joyce (Eds.)

  • Explores rethinking agricultural development for sustainability
  • Addresses relevant problems in all their complexity
  • Describes best management practices pertaining to land, water and livestock
  • Reports relevant experiences from developed and developing countries
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About this book

Due to many challenges (i.e. climate change, energy, water and land shortage, high demands on food, land grabbing, etc.), agriculture production potential is expected to be seriously affected; thus, increasing food insecurity and hunger in many already affected regions (especially in Africa).  In this context, sustainable agriculture is highly recommended as an eco-system approach where soil, water, plants, environment and living organisms live in harmony.  Innovative technologies and research should be developed to ensure sustainable agriculture and productivity using modern irrigation systems, improved varieties, improved soil quality, etc.   In the meantime, the preservation of natural environment should be based on resource conservation technologies and best management practices.

 

Sustainable Agricultural Development, not only raises the serious ethical and social issues underlying these huge environmental problems, but also aims at presenting successful experiences from all over the world in relation with sustainable farming, sustainable management of water and land resources, and innovative processes in livestock production.  It also aims at providing inputs to decision making processes and encouraging the transfer of relevant know-how, technologies and expertise to different countries where similar agro-climatic conditions may exist; thus saving precious resources and promoting sustainable agricultural development as a relevant approach to tackle the food security challenge.

 

Finally, this book focuses on the paradigmatic and policy dimensions and call for an innovative approach by analyzing the key themes in a complex and interrelated manner.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Land Resource Governance from a Sustainability and Rural Development Perspective

    Behnassi, Mohamed (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Land Grabbing and Potential Implications for World Food Security

    Daniel, Shepard

    Pages 25-42

  • Turning Adversity into an Advantage for Food Security Through Improving Soil Quality and Providing Production Systems for Marginal Saline Lands: ICBA Perspectives and Approach

    Shahid, Shabbir A. (et al.)

    Pages 43-67

  • Development of New Technological Approach to Mitigate Salinization

    Gaballah, Maybelle (et al.)

    Pages 69-80

  • Reforestation—Quality Improvement of Contaminated Mining Soil

    Pollmann, Olaf (et al.)

    Pages 81-97

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0519-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0518-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9037-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Book Subtitle
Recent Approaches in Resources Management and Environmentally-Balanced Production Enhancement
Editors
  • Mohamed Behnassi
  • Shabbir A. Shahid
  • Joyce D'Silva
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0519-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0519-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0518-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9037-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 275
Topics