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Bio economy challenges and implementation: the european research organisations perspective

Bioeconomy challenges and implementation: the European research organisations’ perspective


E. Valceschini, P. Bergeret , U. Svedin

Edition 2018

This book focuses on opportunities and challenges in implementing a bioeconomy strategy from a research and education perspective. It draws on contributions presented during the 30th EURAGRI annual conference held in Tartu (Estonia) in September 2016, as well as on other workshops organised as part of EURAGRI.

 

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Emergence of infectious diseases

Emergence of infectious diseases

Risks and issues for societies


S. Morand, M. Figuié, F. Keck , C. Gilbert , N. Brender , F. Roger , P. Zylberman

Edition 2018

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian flu, Ebola virus and 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 discuss the challenges as well as the opportunities taken up by the stakeholders who must tackle these diseases.


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Les amphibiens de france

Amphibians of France

Guide to identifying eggs and larvae


C. Miaud, J. Muratet

Edition 2018

This guide assists in identifying laying patterns, larvae and tadpoles of amphibians in metropolitan France. It is based on simple morphological criteria that can be used in the field. It is designed for naturalists and any professional likely to be involved in taking inventories or monitoring populations of amphibians.

 

Année de première publication : 2004


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Gestion durable de l'eau urbaine

Sustainable urban water management

France-Brazil observations and discussions


B. Barraqué

Edition 2018

How do we face up to the issue of sustainable water management in major cities, be they in developed or emerging countries? This book compares situations in Brazil and France in considering the institutional, historical, economic and social aspects of water management.


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Les sciences face aux créationnismes

Science Up Against Creationisms

Re-explaining the methodological contract


G. Lecointre

Edition 2018

The author examines the strategies of pseudo-scientific arguments, from negationist creationisms to philosophical creationisms which call on the scientific community to participate in a "quest for meaning". Through the theory of evolution and its appropriation by the public, the book raises the issue of scientificity criteria.


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Évaluer et renforcer les capacités d’adaptation des agriculteurs familiaux

Assess and build up the capacities for adaptation of family farms

The forest populations of eastern Madagascar faced with conservation measures


A. Toillier

Edition 2018

The search for the “sound framework” to reconcile development of family farms and conservation of tropical forests in a context of extreme poverty is still a topical issue. This work shows how assessing the ability of farmers to adapt to the constraints of conservation can identify the various players, activities and territories to be taken into account to design an integrated and sustainable arrangement for agri-forest spaces.


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Services écosystémiques et protection des sols

Ecosystem services and soil protection

Legal analyses and agricultural clarifications


C. Hermon

Edition 2018

Based on analyses by agricultural and legal experts, this work offers food for thought on using the law to include the notion of ecosystem service in soil protection. It has been written as part of the research programme “Soil cultivation, ecosystem services and compensation. Agricultural and legal aspects” within the Institute of legal studies on town planning, construction and environment.


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Guide de gestion des dunes et des plages associées

Guide to managing dunes and associated beaches


L. Gouguet

Edition 2018

This practical guide benefits from the experience of several authors and experts in managing coastal dune environments and in preventing natural risks. It presents useful tools in resolving problems of daily dune management.


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Le manioc, entre culture alimentaire et filière agro-industrielle

Cassava, from food crop to agribusiness


P. Vernier, B. N’Zué, N. Zakhia-Rozis

Edition 2018

The cassava-processing industry plays a key role in food safety and in the economies in the Global South, mainly in rural areas but increasingly in cities too. Climate change is expected to play an even greater role in world agriculture. This book brings together all of the available knowledge on cassava and highlights the agronomic and commercial issues surrounding this crop. It presents an overview of cassava production worldwide, covering all of the various aspects of the plant (botany, genetics), as well as its main forms of cultivation, its diseases and pests. It describes how to use, consume and process cassava.


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L'histoire de l'Inra, entre science et politique

The history of INRA – science and politics


E. Valceschini, P. Cornu, O. Maeght-Bournay

Edition 2018

Set up during the food crisis in the aftermath of the Second World War, France's National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) was founded on the notion that public scientific research into the management of life in all its multifarious forms would be of major importance for rebuilding France’s position in the world. This book, based on original documentation and testimonies of the main protagonists, explores the 70 years of the institute’s life, focusing on the interactions between science and politics.


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