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Matière à débattre et décider

Matière à débattre et décider

The Matière à débattre et décider collection is intended for decision makers (communities, businesses, associations and public authorities), project managers and any citizen seeking to form an opinion in total liberty on topical, sometimes provocative subjects. It includes books designed to provide them with elements for debate and reflection. Collective, predictive or synthetic expert accounts, these works are written by specialists, in clear language with concrete, quantified and frequently international examples. This coolection icludes the publication of the ancient coolection Expertises collectives.



La dépendance alimentaire de l’Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient à l’horizon 2050

Food dependency in North Africa and soon, the Middle East 2050


B. Schmitt, C. Le Mouël

Edition 2017

North Africa and the Middle East are marked by their growing dependency on agricultural imports. This dependency is said to rise globally and reach extreme levels, particularly under increased climate change. This publication examines the future of the agricultural and food systems in these regions circa 2050, using various scenarios arising out of demand for food supply.


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Agriculture et alimentation durables

Sustainable agriculture and food

Three issues affecting the cereals sector


J. Abécassis, A. Fardet, G. Charmet , S. Bonny , F. Forget , V. Lullien-Pellerin

Edition 2017

This book explores three major issues concerning cereals for human consumption, particularly wheat: protein content, health quality of crops and grain products and nutritional value. Strategies are offered to reconcile the various quality requirements and overcome the contradictions regarding better sustainability.


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Le recyclage des résidus organiques

Recycling organic waste

A look at an agro-ecological practice


J. Paillat, S. Houot, H. Jarousseau, H. Saint-Macary

Edition 2016

The recycling of organic waste can be considered an agro-ecological practice which enhances soil fertility, reduces environmental impacts and promotes a circular economy. This book gives readers insight into the bio-geochemical processes involved in recycling organic waste and the products derived therefrom. It offers solutions for various social, economic and cultural contexts, North and South.


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Diffusion and transfer of knowledge in agriculture

Diffusion and transfer of knowledge in agriculture


C. Huyghe, P. Bergeret , U. Svedin

Edition 2016

This book focuses on innovation in the agri-food system and the new paradigm drawn by bioeconomic approaches and principles. It draws on contributions presented during the 29th EURAGRI annual conference held in Luxemburg (September 2015) as well as on other workshops organised as part of EURAGRI. EURAGRI works as a platform of exchange and discussion on topics of common interest pertaining to the organisation, orientation and outlook of agri-food research in Europe in connection with global changes.


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Recyclage de déchets organiques en agriculture

Recycling of organic waste in agriculture

Agronomic and environmental effects of spreading waste


S. Houot, M. Pons, M. Pradel , A. Tibi

Edition 2016

This work presents an overview of resources and the use of fertilisers derived from waste in France, and provides key insights into how they can replace mineral fertilisers. It focuses on the agronomic, environmental and socio-economic impact of waste expansion and highlights how difficult it is to quantitatively assess the advantages and disadvantages of using these materials.


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Emergence de maladies infectieuses

Émergence of infectious diseases

Risks and challenges for society


S. Morand, M. Figuié

Edition 2016

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian flu, Ebola virus or Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are increasingly attracting the attention of scientists, risk managers, the media and the general public. Specialists analyse the ecological, social, institutional and political dynamics associated with emerging infectious diseases. They show the challenges but also the opportunities taken up by the players faced with these diseases.


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Agriculture et gaz a effet de serre

Agriculture and Greenhouse Gases

Ten Actions to Reduce Emissions


S. Pellerin, L. Bamière, L. Pardon

Edition 2015

Agriculture in France accounts for approximately 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions. This book suggests ten actions or agricultural practices to reduce them without substantial change to production systems nor a significant reduction in production. An estimated mitigation potential for each one in tonnes CO2 equivalent avoided and the associated costs or savings in euros are given for 2030.


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Comment reconcilier agriculture et littoral ?

How Can Agriculture and Coast be Reconciled?

Towards an Agroecology of Regions


C. Gascuel, L. Ruiz, F. Vertès

Edition 2015

The link between green tides, nitrogen flows and agriculture has been established, but which agroecological transitions suit the region and how do we embark on them with the stakeholders in question? To respond, the players rely on the results of the research programme ACASSYA "Support agroecological changes in livestock systems in coastal catchment areas".


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Crop Diversification

Crop Diversification

Removing the Agronomic and Economic Obstacles


A. Messéan, J. Meynard

Edition 2014

In a context where the resources continue to simplify and where the rotations are increasingly short, crop diversification seems essential to reduce the use of agricultural inputs, especially pesticides. This work analyses the main obstacles to crop diversification at the level of the agricultural industries and farms. It suggests ways of shaking up highly-specialised productive schemes and creating new ones.


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Reducing Nitrogen Losses in Livestock Rearing

Reducing Nitrogen Losses in Livestock Rearing

Collective Scientific Expertise


Ouvrage collectif

Edition 2014

This work makes updated scientific knowledge of nitrogen flows on livestock farms and their fate available to policymakers and public and private players. It also identifies technological, organisational, structural or territorial options to reduce the pressures of nitrogen emissions from farms on the environment.


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