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Agricultural and food processing

Agricultural and food processing

Between ecology and capitalism


B. Daviron, G. Allaire

Edition 2017

This work provides a synthesis of recent research on the evolution of agriculture and food in a capitalist system. It is based on approaches not well-known in France such as international political economy and ecological economy.

It studies agricultural processing in terms of ecology, history and geopolitics and traces specific aspects of agriculture and food in the 21st century. Lastly, it proposes theoretical approaches with a view to renewing the agricultural economy.


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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 cotonnier

Cotton plant


J. Gourlot, M. Crétenet

Edition 2016

This book deals with conditions and management methods for growing cotton in Africa, from seed to product use. It suggests agricultural practices and recommendations for the future, thereby helping to improve production of the cotton crop and the quality of its products. It is intended for all field professionals.


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Résidus de pesticides dans les céréales alimentaires

Pesticide Residues On Food Grain

Origin, What Becomes Of Them And Rational Management


F. Fleurat-Lessard

Edition 2015

The book presents the different approaches to preserving the quality of grain stored in silos and legally authorised plant protection products. It explains what becomes of pesticides throughout the different stages of grain processing and proposes strategies for the integrated protection of grain stocks minimising the use of chemicals.


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Les legumineuses pour des systemes agricoles et alimentaires

Legumes for Sustainable Agricultural and Food Systems


C. Huyghe, A. Schneider

Edition 2015

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.


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Pesticides

Pesticides

From Impact to Changes in Practices


E. Barriuso, A. Carpentier, E. Charbonnier, A. Ronceux, H. Soubelet

Edition 2015

Pesticides are today the subject of considerable environmental issues. This work presents the outcome of fifteen years of research financed by the French Ministry of Ecology on the reduction in environmental risks from using pesticides. It emphasises especially the transfer of results to support public decisions.


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Sociology of Arable Crops

Sociology of Arable Crops

At the Heart of the Agricultural Industrial Model


F. Goulet, A. de Raymond

Edition 2014

Arable crops have for many years constituted a laboratory for preparing an industrial model in agriculture. From a sociology perspective, this work studies the contemporary transformations of arable crops and shows how they still constitute, in a context of globalisation of agricultural markets, a hotbed of heterogeneous innovations, as productive as they are marketable or political, and also the preferred target of criticism of high-intensity agriculture. Arable crops, as a practice and as political topic, thus constitute a driving force for the current transformations in agriculture.


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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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Fertilisation and Environment

Fertilisation and Environment

What Paths for Decision-making?


S. Pellerin, F. Butler, C. Guiard-Van Laethem

Edition 2014

Soil fertility is at the crossroads of the challenges of food security, environmental protection and economic profitability of the agricultural activity. This book presents the results of a long-term reflection on the context of fertilisation in the next five to ten years. It defines the needs in terms of methods and tools for managing biogeochemical cycles and integrating fertilisation into agriculture.


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Cocoa Quality

Cocoa Quality

The Impact of Post-harvest Treatment


M. Barel

Edition 2013

All planter activities have an impact on cocoa quality, from harvest to storage. This book reviews these activities and helps growers in controlling the quality of their product. It provides cocoa buyers and chocolate manufacturers with elements to retrace the history of a cocoa, remedy defects if any and define specifications. Chocolate manufacturers, couverture suppliers and craftsmen will understand how to access the quality and flavour they are seeking.


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