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Food and human nutrition



Land Use and Food Security in 2050: a Narrow Road

Land Use and Food Security in 2050: a Narrow Road

Agrimonde-Terra


M. De Lattre-Gasquet, O. Mora, C. Le Mouël

Edition 2018

The Agrimonde-Terra foresight proposes five exploratory scenarios of land use and food security in 2050. They point out a diversity of pathways of change and highlight the fact that we are entering a period of great uncertainty and instability. Agrimonde-Terra’s scenarios also suggest that ensuring world and regional food and nutrition security in a context of climate change is a difficult, long and narrow path.


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La Nanorévolution

La Nanorévolution

Comment les nanotechnologies transforment déjà notre quotidien


A. Khalatbari, J. Jupille

Edition 2018
Inodores, incolores et invisibles, les nanomatériaux ont envahi les objets du quotidien : bonbons et chocolats, peinture et colle, vêtements et médicaments, yaourts et plats cuisinés, crème de beauté et dentifrice ! Même les emballages en regorgent. Faut-il en avoir peur ? Les encenser ou les boycotter ? Cet ouvrage souligne la complexité du problème dès lors que l’on y porte un regard global. Il alerte contre les solutions simplistes et plaide pour que le consommateur soit pleinement informé.
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Stratégies des filières fromagères sous AOP en Europe

Stratégies des filières fromagères sous AOP en Europe

Modes de régulation et performance économique


P. Jeanneaux

Edition 2018

Cet ouvrage propose une grille d’analyse des mécanismes de gouvernance de fromages AOP organisés en Systèmes Agroalimentaires Localisés pour expliquer l’origine des différences de prix de lait payés aux producteurs. Six filières fromagères AOP en Europe sont présentées  : AOP Comté et AOP cantal en France, AOC Gruyère en Suisse, AOP Allgäuer Emmentaler en Allemagne, AOP Parmigiano-Reggiano en Italie et AOP Queso Manchego en Espagne.


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Que serions-nous sans eux ?

Que serions-nous sans eux ?

Les microbes de notre quotidien


M. Naïtali

Edition 2018

Bactéries, virus, levures, champignons et autres microorganismes… Souvent indispensables, parfois indésirables, les microbes nous entourent et nous habitent. Sans que nous le sachions toujours, notre cohabitation avec eux s’illustre à travers notre quotidien, de la confection de nos aliments jusqu’à la médecine légale. Cet ouvrage fait découvrir au grand public les 1001 fonctions des microbes.


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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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Innovation Platforms and Projects to Support Smallholder Development

Innovation Platforms and Projects to Support Smallholder Development

Experiences from Subsaharan Africa


J. Jamin, J. Jiggins

Edition 2018

Ce numéro de Cahiers Agricultures  analyse les travaux et les résultats de Plateformes d’Innovation qui ont été mises en place et animées par le programme de recherche expérimental CoS-SIS (Convergence of Sciences–Strengthening Innovation Systems) dans neuf zones agricoles d’Afrique de l’Ouest entre 2011 et 2013.


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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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Vivons la ville autrement

A new way to inhabit our cities

Sustainable cities that are great places to live


M. Musy, L. Estival, P. Picq

Edition 2017

Will cities of the future seem like Paradise on Earth, ensuring well-being and good health for all city dwellers? It may sound like a surprising question. And yet from Zurich to Tokyo, via Nantes or Lyon, researchers, businesses and ordinary citizens are working together to invent metropolises of the future that will be great places to live... With the help of around a dozen experts, this book – which takes neither a rashly ecological nor a blindly technical standpoint – explores current changes by pointing out advances as well as limitations.


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Un défi pour la planète

A challenge for the planet

Discover how they’re already transforming our daily lives


P. Caron, J. Châtaigner

Edition 2017

“Transforming lives while preserving the planet” is the aim of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), the global framework for action adopted by all UN member states in September 2015. A critical analysis of each of these objectives, their interactions as well as the contradictions inherent in them.


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