Organic Farming, Prototype For Sustainable Agricultures by Stéphane BellonOrganic Farming, Prototype For Sustainable Agricultures by Stéphane Bellon

Organic Farming, Prototype For Sustainable Agricultures

byStéphane BellonEditorServane Penvern

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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.
Title:Organic Farming, Prototype For Sustainable AgriculturesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:489 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:September 17, 2016Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface; U. Niggli
1. Introduction: Organic food and Farming, Prototype for Sustainable Agriculture; S. Bellon & S. Penvern
PART 1 - SYSTEM'S FUNCTIONING TO IMPROVE SELF-SUFFICIENCY
1.1 ORGANIC LANDCARE AND FERTILITY
2. Soil phosphorus (P) management in organic cropping systems: from current practices to avenues for a more efficient use of P resource; T. Nesme, B.Colomb, P. Hinsinger & C.A. Watson
3. Intercropping - applying ecological principles for improved nitrogen use efficiency in organic farming systems; L. Bedoussac, E. Justes, E.-P. Journet, H. Hauggaard-Nielsen, C. Naudin, G. Corre-Hellou, L. Prieur & E.S. Jensen
1.2 CROP PROTECTION IN ORGANIC FARMING
4. Regulatory framework for plant protection in organic farming; B. Speiser, L. Tamm & F. Weibel
5. Conservation biocontrol: Principles and implementation in organic farming; S. Simon, A. Rusch, E. Wyss & J.P. Sarthou
6. Contribution of agroecology to plant protection in Organic Farming: Relevance and Limits; J.P. Deguine & S. Penvern
7. Building apple ideotypes adapted to organic and low-input, competitive systems; L. Parisi, L. Jamar, M. Lateur, F. Laurens & P.E. Lauri
1.3 LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT AND SYSTEM DESIGN
8. Alternatives to chemical antiparasitic drugs in livestock in organic farming; H. Hoste, S. Sotiraki, H. Mejer, F. Heckendorn, V. Maurer & S. Thamsborg
9. Animal healthcare strategies in organic and conventional farming; C. Nicourt & J. Cabaret
10. Technical and economic performances in organic sheep-for-meat farms: observations on sheep-rearing networks and experimental farms; M. Benoit & G.Laignel
11. Experiencing organic mixed-crop dairy systems: a step by step assessment and redesign centred on a long-term experiment; X. Coquil, A.Blouet, J.L. Fiorelli & C. Mignolet
PART 2 - ORGANIC PERFORMANCES: BETWEEN SOCIETAL EXPECTATIONS AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
2.1 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
12. Using Life Cycle Analysis to compare the environmental performance of organic and conventional apple orchards; A. Alaphilippe, F. Hayer, S. Simon & G. Gaillard
13. The potential of organic agriculture to mitigate the impact of agriculture on global warming - a review; A. Muller & C. Aubert
2.2 ANIMAL WELFARE
14. The respect of the five freedoms of farm animal in a context of environmental and health constraints: how much organic farming may play a role? A review; J. Cabaret & M. Vaarst
15. Can organic animal farmers do animal husbandry? Breaking with "animal production", a major issue for organic farming; J. Porcher
2.3 QUALITY OF ORGANIC PRODUCTS
16. Food quality and possible positive health effect of organic products; D. Lairon & M. Huber
17. Quality of organic lamb; S. Prache & A. Priolo
18. Is organic farming unsustainable? Analysis of the debate about the conventionalisation of the organic label; G. Teil
PART 3 - DEVELOPMENT DYNAMIC AND UP-SCALING (FOOD SYSTEM AND TERRITORY)
3.1 NEW FRAMEWORKS FOR NEW VALUATION CRITERIA
19. Transforming Recognition of the Social, Ecological and Economic Goods and Services Derived from Organic Agriculture in the Canadian Context; D.H. Lynch, J. Sumner & R.C. Martin
20. Seed sector and breeding methods: challenges for organic varieties; D. Desclaux & J.-M. Nolot
21. Seed for Organic Agriculture: the Development of the Participatory Plant Breeding and the Farmers' Networks in France; V. Chable, J. Dawson, R. Bocci & I. Goldringer
3.2 TRANSITION PATHWAYS IN AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS: FARMING PRACTICES AND FOOD NETWORKS
22. Enabling the Ecological Redesign of Organic and Conventional Agriculture: A Social Ecology and Psychosocial Perspective - Position Paper; S. Hill
23. Transitions towards organic farming at the farm and at the local scales: the role of innovative production and organisational modes and networks; C. Lamine, M. Navarrete & A. Cardona
24. Contributing to the sustainability of agro-food systems: Potentials and pitfalls for organic farming; I. Darnhofer
25. Multi-scale integrated assessment of regional conversion to Organic Farming; S. Lopez-Ridaura & S. Delmotte.