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Farming for Food and Water Security

Series: Sustainable Agriculture Reviews Volume: 10

By: Eric Lichtfouse (Editor)

279 pages, 49 b/w illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Jul 2012 | #200910 | ISBN-13: 9789400744998
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NHBS Price: £141.50 $180/€169 approx

About this book

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.


Contents

- Public goods and farming; Dr. Catherine Gerrard
- Pesticides and sustainable agriculture; Dr. Patrick Drogui
- Nitrogen use efficiency by annual and perennial crops; Dr. Corina Carranca
- Microalgae for bioremediation of distillery effluent; Dr. Nirbhay K. Singh
- No-till direct seeding for energy-saving rice production in China; Dr. Min Huang
- Agricultural water poverty index for a sustainable world; Dr. Masoumeh Forouzani
- Participatory rural appraisal to solve irrigation issues; Dr. Albert T. Modi
- Bioavailability of soil P for plant nutrition; Dr. Mohdsayeed Akhtar
- Animal manure for smallholder agriculture in South Africa; Dr. Alfred Oghode Misaiti
- Vermicompost and soil quality; Dr. Supradip Saha


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