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Agronomy and cropping systems



Architecture des plantes et production vegetale

Architecture des plantes et production végétale

Les apports de la modélisation mathématique


M. Jaeger, P. De Reffye, D. Barthélémy, F. Houllier, F. Varenne

Edition 2018

Comment modéliser la production végétale en utilisant les concepts de l’architecture des plantes ? Rédigé par des botanistes, des agronomes, des mathématiciens et des informaticiens, cet ouvrage considère l’architecture d’une plante comme le résultat de la dynamique de ses organes, en lien avec la particularité du modèle architectural propre à son espèce. Il rend compte des principaux fondements de la modélisation des plantes et décrit les principales applications de cette démarche.


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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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Évaluer et renforcer les capacités d’adaptation des agriculteurs familiaux

Assess and build up the capacities for adaptation of family farms

The forest populations of eastern Madagascar faced with conservation measures


A. Toillier

Edition 2018

The search for the “sound framework” to reconcile development of family farms and conservation of tropical forests in a context of extreme poverty is still a topical issue. This work shows how assessing the ability of farmers to adapt to the constraints of conservation can identify the various players, activities and territories to be taken into account to design an integrated and sustainable arrangement for agri-forest spaces.


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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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Services écosystémiques et protection des sols

Ecosystem services and soil protection

Legal analyses and agricultural clarifications


C. Hermon

Edition 2018

Based on analyses by agricultural and legal experts, this work offers food for thought on using the law to include the notion of ecosystem service in soil protection. It has been written as part of the research programme “Soil cultivation, ecosystem services and compensation. Agricultural and legal aspects” within the Institute of legal studies on town planning, construction and environment.


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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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La photosynthèse

Photosynthesis

Physical, molecular and physiological processes


J. Morot-Gaudry, J. Farineau

Edition 2018

Photosynthesis is a complex phenomenon, involving both physical and biochemical mechanisms. This book sets out the two major phases in the process - luminous and metabolic. A glimpse of exchanges between plants and atmosphere also helps in understanding the role played by environmental factors in photosynthesis. This new edition takes stock of the latest scientific advances in this area.

 

Educational, very well illustrated and with an all-important index, this book is targeting university students, anyone sitting the Capes and teacher recruitment examinations and teachers in agriculture, pharmacy and biology.


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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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