Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 14: Agroecology and Global Change by Harry Ozier-LafontaineSustainable Agriculture Reviews 14: Agroecology and Global Change by Harry Ozier-Lafontaine

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 14: Agroecology and Global Change

byHarry Ozier-LafontaineEditorMagalie Lesueur-Jannoyer

Hardcover | September 16, 2014

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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.
Eric Lichtfouse: PhD in organic geochemistry, INRA researcher in Dijon, France since 1992, he teaches scientific writing. He is also editor in chief of the INRA journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development, and founder and editor of the Springer journal Environmental Chemistry Letters.
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Title:Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 14: Agroecology and Global ChangeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:511 pagesPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface; Eric Lichtfouse
Agroecology theory, controversy and governance;Valérie Angeon, Harry Ozier-Lafontaine, Magalie Lesueur-Jannoyer and Arnaud Larade
Food and energy production from biomass in an integrated farming system;Reg Preston and Lylian Rodríguez
Ecological intensification for crop protection;Alain Ratnadass and Marco Barzman
Livestock farming systems and agroecology in the tropics;Gisèle Alexandre, Audrey Fanchone, Harry Ozier-Lafontaine and Jean-Louis Diman
Cropping systems for soil biodiversity and ecosystem services;Cathy Clermont-Dauphin, Eric Blanchart, Gladys Loranger-Merciris and Jean- Marc Meynard
Agroecology and grassland intensification and in the Caribbean;Maryline Boval, Stéphane Bellon and Gisele Alexandre
Ecosystem services of multispecific and multi stratified cropping systems;Serge Valet and Harry Ozier-Lafontaine
Agro ecological engineering to biocontrol soil pests for crop health;Marie Chave, Marc Tchamitchian, Harry Ozier-Lafontaine
Agroecological resources for sustainable livestock farming in the humid tropics;Harry Archimède, Gisèle Alexandre, Maurice Mahieu, Jérôme Fleury, Dalila Petro, Gary W. Garcia, Audrey Fanchone, Jean-Christophe Bambou, Carine Marie Magdeleine, Jean-Luc Gourdine, Eliel Gonzalez, Nathalie Mandonnet
Agroecology for farmers: the linguistic issue;Diane Le Hénaff , Zeynel Cebeci
Soil quality and plant nutrition;Hassan R. El-Ramady, Tarek A. Alshaal, Megahed Amer, Éva Domokos-Szabolcsy, Nevein Elhawat , Jozsef Prokisch, Miklos Fári
Soil science, plant nutrition and micro-farms;Hassan R. El-Ramady, Tarek A. Alshaal, Said A. Shehata, Éva Domokos-Szabolcsy, Nevein Elhawat, Jozsef Prokisch, Miklos Fári and László Marton