The "Sciences en Partage" collection is published jointly with Educagri éditions.
It includes works relating to research, for an informed readership: professionals from the agricultural world in the broadest sense of the term, agricultural teaching staff, academics, etc.
From farm to fork, foodstuffs are subject to numerous controls relating to both food safety and their production and marketing conditions.This work examines these procedures and explores the concrete effects of current monitoring systems in France, England and Italy. It backs up its observations with numerous witness accounts.
More and more consumers are opting for short circuit food. This book offers a panorama of issues pertaining to these short circuits. Fruit of the collective LiProCo project, it assembles and cross refers the expertise of researchers and specialists from management sciences, sociology, geography and economics.
Recent regulations have aimed to reduce the use of pesticides in farming given their impact on the environment and health.
Is adaptation just a few technical adjustments? Should we rethink the very bases of plant health reasoning according to the principles of integrated crop protection? What innovations? How do we encourage these transitions?
Based on actual cases (experimental work and field surveys), the authors explore the various action methods (technical and organisational) to reduce the dependency of crop systems on pesticides. They also show the current limitations.
This book sheds light on the current debate surrounding livestock rearing and its changes by questioning the good practices, the impact of food and effluent management strategies and the environmental assessment methods and tools.
What are the current changes in terms of agricultural development and providing agricultural advice services? How can the generation of appropriate knowledge be supported? This book provides answers to questions linked to this topic.
How can biological control reply to the expectations of an agriculture anxious to protect the environment and the biodiversity? This book attempts to take stock of this specialist scientific subject now become a social topic.
This work recounts most of what is currently known about wetland ecosystems: functions, socioeconomic value, and legal and technical mechanisms currently being implemented under wetland conservation and restoration programmes.