Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainability rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Starving people in poor nations, obesity in rich nations, increasing food prices, on-going climate changes, increasing fuel and transportation costs, flaws of the global market, worldwide pesticide pollution, pest adaptation and resistance, loss of soil fertility and organic carbon, soil erosion, decreasing biodiversity, desertification, and so on. Despite unprecedented advances in sciences allowing to visit planets and disclose subatomic particles, serious terrestrial issues about food show clearly that conventional agriculture is not suited any longer to feed humans and to preserve ecosystems. Sustainable agriculture is an alternative for solving fundamental and applied issues related to food production in an ecological way. While conventional agriculture is driven almost solely by productivity and profit, sustainable agriculture integrates biological, chemical, physical, ecological, economic and social sciences in a comprehensive way to develop new farming practices that are safe and do not degrade our environment. In that respect, sustainable agriculture is not a classical and narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats problem sources. As most actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

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  • Author : Eric Lichtfouse
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 919 pages
  • ISBN : 9048126665
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture
  • Author : Eric Lichtfouse,Mireille Navarrete,Philippe Debaeke,Souchere Véronique,Caroline Alberola
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 11 November 2009
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Sustainability rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Starving people in poor nations, obesity in rich nations, increasing food prices, on-going climate changes, increasing fuel and transportation costs, flaws of the global market, worldwide pesticide pollution, pest adaptation and resistance, loss of soil fertility and organic carbon, soil erosion, decreasing biodiversity, desertification, and so on. Despite unprecedented advances in sciences allowing to

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture
  • Author : Ajoy Kumar Singh,Vishwa Bandhu Patel
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 21 May 2020
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This new volume looks at the evolution and challenges of sustainable agriculture, a field that is growing in use and popularity, discussing some of the important ideas, practices, and policies that are essential to an effective sustainable agriculture strategy. The book features 25 chapters written by experts in crop improvement, natural resource management, crop protection, social sciences, and product development. The volume provides a good understanding of the use of sustainable agriculture and the sustainable management of agri-horticultural crops, focusing on

Water and Sustainable Agriculture

Water and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Author : Iván Francisco García-Tejero,Víctor Hugo Durán-Zuazo,José Luis Muriel-Fernández,Carmen Rocío Rodríguez-Pleguezuelo
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 03 August 2011
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Irrigated agriculture, a vital component of general agriculture, supplies fruits, vegetables, and cereals consumed by humans and grains fed to animals. Consequently, agriculture is the largest user of fresh water globally, and irrigation practices in many parts of the world are biologically, economically, and socially unsustainable. Water management should balance the need for agricultural water and the need for a sustainable environment. Water-use efficiency is the prime challenge in worldwide farming practices where problems of water shortages are widespread. Currently,

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews
  • Author : Eric Lichtfouse
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 12 February 2013
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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 solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, philosophy and social

Developing Sustainable Agriculture and Community

Developing Sustainable Agriculture and Community
  • Author : Lionel J. "Bo" Beaulieu,Jeffrey L. Jordan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 21 January 2014
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This book illustrates the ways in which communities can strengthen the links and set the stage for long-term partnerships between sustainable agriculture and sustainable rural community development initiatives. It provides lessons learned, first, from the community development literature that can help shape sustainable agriculture strategies, and second, from the sustainable agriculture literature that can prove useful in moulding sound and effective community development strategies. The threads that weave the chapters together is the commitment to a building and expanding the

Sustainable Agriculture: Advances in Plant Metabolome and Microbiome

Sustainable Agriculture: Advances in Plant Metabolome and Microbiome
  • Author : Javid Ahmad Parray,Nowsheen Shameem
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 15 July 2019
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Sustainable Agriculture: Advances in Plant Metabolome and Microbiome focuses on the advancement of basic and applied research related to plant-microbe interaction and their implementation to progressive agricultural sustainability. Simultaneous metabolome-signaling, or two-way communication study, is a challenging and emerging area that will provide new opportunities for providing an understanding of plant-microbe interaction. Comparing the metabolome or microbiome among some key groups of the same phylas could reveal host-driven differences in plant microbe symbiosis-however, nowadays these interactions can be engineered using

Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management: Doing participatory research and development

Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management: Doing participatory research and development
  • Author : Julian F. Gonsalves
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • Release : 01 January 2005
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Research and development can no longer be the exclusive domain of scientists. To find sustainable solutions to development problems, a wider range of actors must be involved. It is crucial, for example, that local stakeholders provide input to the process. Participatory research and development (PR&D) offers such an inclusive model. This three-volume sourcebook provides easy access to field-tested PR&D concepts and practices for practitioners, researchers, and academic. As well, it presents a comprehensive overview of PR&D and

Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture

Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Author : Dilip Nandwani
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 02 February 2016
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Focusing on organic farming, this book presents peer-reviewed contributions from leading international academics and researchers in the field of organic agriculture, plant ecosystems, sustainable horticulture and related areas of biodiversity science. It includes case studies and reviews on organic agriculture, horticulture and pest management, use of microorganisms, composting, crop rotation, organic milk and meat production, as well as ecological issues. This unique book addresses a wide array of topics from all continents, making it a valuable reference resource for students,

Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Sustainable Food and Agriculture
  • Author : Clayton Campanhola,Shivaji Pandey
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 30 November 2018
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Sustainable Food and Agriculture: An Integrated Approach is the first book to look at the imminent threats to sustainable food security through a cross-sectoral lens. As the world faces food supply challenges posed by the declining growth rate of agricultural productivity, accelerated deterioration of quantity and quality of natural resources that underpin agricultural production, climate change, and hunger, poverty and malnutrition, a multi-faced understanding is key to identifying practical solutions. This book gives stakeholders a common vision, concept and methods

Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security

Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security
  • Author : Acharya Balkrishna
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 01 October 2021
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Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security: A Global Perspective takes an analytical approach to issues related to current agricultural practices. It looks at global geographical data and key statistical reports to aid readers in comparing, understanding, and making agricultural decisions. The book is divided into chapters with each dealing with a specific problem and its solutions, keeping in mind the context of geographical variations. The book first provides a historical overview of the socioeconomic importance of agriculture around the world along

Cover Crops and Sustainable Agriculture

Cover Crops and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Author : Rafiq Islam,Bradford Sherman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 17 June 2021
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This book will not serve as the "encyclopedia of cover crop management," but it’s close. The benefits of a wide range of individual cover crops and blends/mixes for specific agronomic crop rotations and geographic locations are included. Descriptions, photographs, and illustrations show how cover crops look in the field, including plant height, leaf architecture, and rooting patterns. Long term benefits are described for soil health, soil structure, water quality, nutrient contributions, soil biodiversity, air quality and climate change.

Future of Sustainable Agriculture in Saline Environments

Future of Sustainable Agriculture in Saline Environments
  • Author : Katarzyna Negacz,Pier Vellinga,Edward Barrett-Lennard,Redouane Choukr-Allah,Theo Elzenga
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 24 June 2021
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Food production on present and future saline soils deserves the world’s attention particularly because food security is a pressing issue, millions of hectares of degraded soils are available worldwide, freshwater is becoming increasingly scarce, and the global sea-level rise threatens food production in fertile coastal lowlands. Future of Sustainable Agriculture in Saline Environments aims to showcase the global potential of saline agriculture. The book covers the essential topics, such as policy and awareness, soil management, future crops, and genetic

The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture

The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture
  • Author : Stephen R. Gliessman,Martha Rosemeyer
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 21 December 2009
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With all of the environmental and social problems confronting our food systems today, it is apparent that none of the strategies we have relied on in the past―higher-yielding varieties, increased irrigation, inorganic fertilizers, pest damage reduction―can be counted on to come to the rescue. In fact, these solutions are now part of the problem. It is becoming quite clear that the only way to keep the food crisis from escalating is to promote the conversion processes that will

Ecological Intensification of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture

Ecological Intensification of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Author : Manoj Kumar Jhariya,Ram Swaroop Meena,Arnab Banerjee
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 08 March 2021
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Ecological intensification involves using natural resources such as land, water, soil nutrients, and other biotic and abiotic variables in a sustainable way to achieve high performance and efficiency in agricultural yield with minimal damage to the agroecosystems. With increasing food demand there is high pressure on agricultural systems. The concept of ecological intensification presents the mechanisms of ensuring high agricultural productivity by restoration the soil health and landscape ecosystem services. The approach involves the replacement of anthropogenic inputs with eco-friendly