Biodiversity, Biofuels, Agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture by Eric LichtfouseBiodiversity, Biofuels, Agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture by Eric Lichtfouse

Biodiversity, Biofuels, Agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture

byEric Lichtfouse

Paperback | December 5, 2012

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Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for our children. This discipline addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, starvation, obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion. Novel solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, philosophy and social sciences. As actual society issues are now intertwined, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series analyzes current agricultural issues, and proposes alternative solutions, consequently helping all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians wishing to build safe agriculture, energy and food systems for future generations.
Title:Biodiversity, Biofuels, Agroforestry and Conservation AgricultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:394 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:December 5, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400733666

ISBN - 13:9789400733664

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Table of Contents

1. Agroecology as a transdisciplinary science for a sustainable agriculture; Fabio Caporali. 2. Measuring agricultural sustainability; Dariush Hayati3. Sustainable bioenergy production, land and nitrogen use; Enrico Ceotto4. Biofuels, the role of biotechnology to improve their sustainability and profitability; Meenu Saraf5. Challenges and opportunities of soil organic carbon sequestration in croplands; Ilan Stavi6. Conservation agriculture under mediterranean conditions in Spain; Felix Moreno7. Conservation tillage and sustainable agriculture in semi-arid dryland farming; Mohammad Zarea8. Synergism among crops to improve dryland crop production; Randy Anderson9. Sustainable irrigation to balance supply of soil water, oxygen, nutrients and agro-chemicals; Surya Bhattarai10. Agricultural practices in northeast India and options for sustainable management; Awadhesh Kumar Shukla11. Microbial community structure and diversity as indicators for evaluating soil quality; Sushil K. Sharma12. Integrating silvopastoralism and biodiversity conservation; Rosa Mosquera

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From the reviews:"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)