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.
Faced with advancing technology and their entitlement to exploit this living resource, farmers and fishermen are questioning their very livelihood and how to change it. This book examines elements contributing to the reasons to take action: debates on renewable resources, decisions regarding their profession and its transmission to new generations, new division of labor.
This work is the first manual devoted specifically to rabbit biology. It recounts the history of the domestic rabbit and summarises current knowledge. It also makes concrete recommendations on rabbit breeding practices for both families and professionals and for pet rabbits.
What do we know about inputs and potential of legumes in terms of the sustainability of agricultural and food systems? How can they be used to reduce the damage and maximise the benefits for the environment, agriculture and man? This reference work fuels the reflection on protein sources, nitrogen management in France and the relationship between legumes and sustainability.
This richly-illustrated work offers a representative panorama of parasitic agents encountered in fish. Based on the new phylogenetic classification concepts, it emphasises the biological properties, epidemiology and clinical effects of groups of organisms in question, in the light of cognitive advances made possible by the new biology tools. It is intended for a wide audience, from the world of aquaculture to animal health and teaching as well as to researchers.
This book aims to explain the nature and the force of links between the family and the farm. It is constructed around twenty case studies in miscellaneous countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
The authors clarify "what makes a family", analyses the adaptations of the family nature and puts them in perspective with the territorial context and the public policies in each country.
Funded by and written during theEuropean Multisward project, this open access ebook presents an inventory of grasslands and forage crops in Europe by placing them in the production system in which they are embedded, and studying the technical, economic and regulatory determinants of past and present trends. Profusely illustrated with maps, it also features many case studies in all European regions and interviews of farmers and key stakeholders.
Publish or perish!
Scientific publication strategies
Publish or perish!Researchers are very familiar with this injunction. But what should be published, where, when, how and with whom? Some questions to which this book attempts to find answers. Filled with numerous links and videos, this electronic book will help the researcher to navigate through the complex, moving world of scientific publication.
Researchers are very familiar with this injunction. But what should be published, where, when, how and with whom? Some questions to which this book attempts to find answers. Filled with numerous links and videos, this electronic book will help the researcher to navigate through the complex, moving world of scientific publication.
This report briefly describes the sources of emissions of ammonia gas and their impact on the environment, on the cycle and use of nitrogen in the soil and on human and animal health. It provides an overview of research conducted to develop and ...
This document provides an overview of the reforestation of quarries after extraction (particularly large rock quarries). It is earmarked for all those people, whether they be quarry or logging operators, involved in the reforestation of large rock quarries.