Cultivating Biodiversity to Transform Agriculture by Étienne HainzelinCultivating Biodiversity to Transform Agriculture by Étienne Hainzelin

Cultivating Biodiversity to Transform Agriculture

byÉtienne Hainzelin

Hardcover | December 17, 2013

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How can cultivated plant biodiversity contribute to the transformation and the "ecologization" of agriculture in Southern countries? Based on extensive field work in the Southern countries, a great deal of scientific progress is presented in all areas affecting agriculture (agronomy, plant breeding and crop protection, cultivation systems, etc.) in order to intensify the ecological processes in cultivated plots and at the scale of rural landscapes.
Étienne Hainzelin , agronomist, has a doctorate in plant science. He has held several scientific positions in Côte d'Ivoire, Réunion, and several times in Brazil. Former Director of Research and Strategy at CIRAD, he is currently Adviser to the CEO of CIRAD. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa.
Title:Cultivating Biodiversity to Transform AgricultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:261 pagesPublished:December 17, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400779836

ISBN - 13:9789400779839

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Table of Contents

Étienne Hainzelin
1. Biodiversity has always been at the heart of agricultural activity
2. The challenges of agricultural transformation
3. Intensifying ecological processes to transform agricultural performance
4. Agrobiodiversity, the main lever of this ecological intensification
5. Ecological intensification, a strategic priority for CIRAD
6. A book with six viewpoints
7. Bibliographical references
Chapter 1
The diversity of living organisms: the engine for ecological functioning
Étienne Hainzelin and Christine Nouaille
1. Diversity and unity of living organisms: the successive revolutions of the biological sciences
2. A history closely linked to man's
3. Documented risks of erosion of agrobiodiversity
4. Why 'cultivate' biodiversity?
5. What is the best way of understanding the extraordinary complexity of living organisms and agroecosystems?
6. Agrobiodiversity: a development issue?
7. Conclusion
8. Bibliographical references
Chapter 2
From artificialization to the ecologization of cropping systems
Florent Maraux, Éric Malézieux and Christian Gary
1. The impasses in the artificialization of cropping systems
2. Opportunities and limitations of cropping systems that promote biodiversity
3. Towards new 'ecologically innovative' cropping systems
4. Conclusion
5. Bibliographical references
Chapter 3
Rethinking plant breeding
Nourollah Ahmadi, Benoît Bertrand and Jean-Christophe Glaszmann
1. Plant breeding: the past and the present
2. Recent changes and developments
3. The challenges of ecologically intensive agriculture
4. Mechanisms to help meet the challenges of ecological intensification
5. Conclusion
6. Bibliographical references
Chapter 4
Ecological interactions within the biodiversity of cultivated systems
Alain Ratnadass, Éric Blanchart and Philippe Lecomte
1. Biodiversity and pest control
2. Hidden soil diversity: what potential for agriculture?
3. Biodiversity and agriculture-livestock interactions
4. Conclusion
5. Bibliographical references
Chapter 5
Conserving and cultivating agricultural genetic diversity: transcending
established divi des
Sélim Louafi, Didier Bazile and Jean-Louis Noyer
1. History of the conservation of genetic resources in agriculture
2. International strategies and policies in favour of mobilizing genetic diversity
3. Need forin situconservation and complementarities withex situconservation
4. Conclusion: hybridization or co-evolution of conservation models
5. Bibliographical references
Chapter 6
Towards biodiverse agricultural systems: reflecting on the technological, social and institutional changes at stake
Estelle Biénabe
1. Co-evolution between technical dynamics and social dynamics: an analysis which starts upstream of agriculture
2. Recent changes in agriculture and food systems: market dynamics and new directions
3. Conclusion
4. Bibliographical references
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