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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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Décider de ne pas décider

Deciding not to decide

What makes it so difficult?


M. Claessens

Edition 2016

More and more frequently, in politics and in science and technology, we no longer take decisions or there are no decisions to take. Nuclear energy, climate change, GMOs... all areas where we fail to take decisions and where sometimes they can no longer be taken.

Several types of non-decisions are presented in this small book. In some cases they are a way (often trivial) of actually taking a decision. In others they are the result of mechanisms in which new globalised technologies play an essential role and ensure their deployment at all levels of society.


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Les territoires de l'eau potable

Territorial policy and drinking water

Chronicle of a silent transformation (1970-2015)


R. Barbier , A. Roussary

Edition 2016

Recent territorial reforms in France will speed up the restructuring of public services related to drinking water in major urban centres and large inter-municipal associations. Such reforms should seek ways to strengthen water security through public initiative (i.e. access to sufficient high-quality resources and the ability to protect them; sustainable maintenance of technical means in good operating conditions and water at an affordable price) while balancing rationalisation and proximity.


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partenariats pour le développement territorial

Partnerships for Territorial Development


D. Vollet, A. Torre

Edition 2016

Actions to develop rural and agricultural territories that are confronted by deep-seated changes in these spaces no longer inspire consensus. These changes result in new practices, based on new knowledge and new forms of inter-player coordination. Researchers and practitioners will find in this book the methodological bases and examples of relevant tools to rethink territorial development.

 


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Man and Tropical Forests, a Sustainable Relationship?

Man and Tropical Forests, a Sustainable Relationship?


B. Singer

Edition 2015

This work sets out the main ecological, social, economic and political issues of tropical forests. Local, national or international action instruments are recommended for each issue. This book guides the reader towards understanding of solutions frequently clubbed together under the term “sustainable forest management”. It includes FAO 2015 data on the state of tropical forests and will appeal to anyone curious to find out more about the issues of natural resources.


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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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Conseil privé en agriculture

Private Consulting In Agriculture

Players, Practices And Market


C. Compagnone, F. Goulet, P. Labarthe

Edition 2015

Private agricultural advisors have become key players. Based on survey work, this book analyses the strategies and practices of these private operators in different social and geographic contexts. It compares the reestablishment of the consulting sector in France to that of other European countries.


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Ecologisation des politiques publiques et des pratiques agricoles

Ecologisation of Public Policies and Agricultural Practices


C. Napoléone

Edition 2014

In a context of "ecological ambition" for agriculture, this package presents a broader view of the concept of ecologisation, the tools developed to put it into practice and the conditions for its implementation in various production systems. It lends itself to analysing private initiatives in favour of ecologisation, by both the market players and the civil society (Amap - French organic market gardening association, for example).


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Strategy, Ignorance and Scientific Method in the Debates

Strategy, Ignorance and Scientific Method in the Debates


J. Pujol, C. Albertini

Edition 2014

This file covers the scientific controversies and debates that pass through both the microcosm of researchers and the rest of the so-called "civil" society. It addresses the question of ignorance and its value in the scientific and ethical controversies that is frequently exploited by the scientific experts to exonerate them from their mistakes or by the private interests of major industrial groups to instill doubt over risks that they deem unproven.


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French Agriculture: a Diva Requiring Awakening?

French Agriculture: a Diva Requiring Awakening?


J. Séronie

Edition 2014

Why are French farmers so afraid of the future? Why is our agriculture that was so brilliant and remains a jewel in our exports seeing its performances receding in relation to several of its competitors. What are the paths towards regaining ground? Observer and enthusiastic player in agriculture, the author offers us a resolutely optimistic view of the future of French farming.


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