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Les sols et la vie souterraine

Soils and underground life

Major agro-ecological challenges


J. Briat, D. Job

Edition 2017

Soil composition, functioning and health are influenced by the physical and chemical properties of soils, interactions between plants, soil-dwelling micro-organisms and fauna. This work presents recent advances in this knowledge to support and encourage the development of agro-ecological practices.


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Les pratiques agricoles a la loupe

An up-close look at agricultural practices

Towards multi-performance agriculture


C. Huyghe, B. Coudurier, J. Boiffin, J. Peyraud, F. Jeuland, N. Urruty, H. Guyomard

Edition 2017

This book analyses the impact that agricultural practices have on the productive, economic, environmental and social performance of metropolitan agriculture in France. It addresses a variety of topics such as tilling techniques, fertilisation, plant protection and animal health, plant and animal breeding, animal husbandry and the selection of agricultural equipment; an up-close look at over 200 agricultural practices divided into 15 categories.


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Insectes et acariens des cultures maraîchères en milieu tropical humide

Insects and spidermites affecting vegetable crops in tropical humid regions

Identification, bio-ecology and agro-ecological management


P. Ryckewaert, B. Rhino

Edition 2017

Insects and spidermites do significant damage to vegetable crops in all tropical regions around the world. Today, agro-ecological crop protection methods such as biological control are recommended. This work, a veritable handbook, features 22 references describing the major groups of arthropods: pests and natural enemies (predators and parasitoids). The bio-ecology of these groups and the means at our disposal to control pests are detailed along with many photographs.


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Systèmes agroalimentaires en transition

Food systems in transition


A. Falque, P. Lubello, L. Temri

Edition 2017

This book deals with the transition from current agricultural and food systems towards sustainable ones. The issue is viewed from a number of different angles within the realm of social sciences (management, economics, sociology, anthropology and philosophy). The book provides food for thought and discussion around the following questions: What is the future model that today’s food system could or should be striving towards? What is the path that this transition could or should take?


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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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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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L'agriculture de conservation : une innovation à l'épreuve des exploitations familiales

Conservation Agriculture: an Innovation that is Testing Family Farms

Cahiers Agricultures Special Issue


P. Dugué, P. Le Gal, G. Faure, P. Djamen Nana

Edition 2015

Conservation agriculture is based on minimum tillage and permanent cover of the soil along with crop rotation. Why are so few family farms in the south adopting this system? This themed issue reports on the subject, by outlining the advantages and limitations of this agriculture.


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Changement climatique et agricultures du monde

Climate Change and Global Agricultures


E. Torquebiau

Edition 2015

How can food security be addressed whilst adapting to and mitigating climate change? What are the main threats weighing on southern agricultures? How do southern farmers respond to these threats? What does agronomic research propose? Which paths have yet to be explored?

This work answers these questions with a summary of some twenty research programmes conducted in miscellaneous countries and which relate to the entire planet.


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Faut-il travailler le sol ?

Should the Soil be Cultivated?

Acquis et innovations pour une agriculture durable


J. Roger-Estrade, J. Labreuche, F. Laurent

Edition 2014

The impact of different methods of cultivating the soil (tillage, direct drilling) on the environment and soil states, on the biodiversity or on the climate are the subject of occasionally heated debates but which lack sufficient scientific and technical information. What can we learn from the most recent investigations on the subject? Which innovations are currently taking shape? This work summarises the most recent knowledge in this area.


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