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Crop varieties and improvement



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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Les plantes

Plants

70 keys to understanding plants


F. Couplan

Edition 2017

Why does a plant root grow downwards and the stem upwards? How can sap rise to the top of a tree? Is the daisy a flower? Can you make clothes with plants? Why do we no longer eat wild plants? Is global warming going to make plants disappear? This book proposes seventy questions through which we can rediscover plants with delight.


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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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Footprint of intellectual rights on living organisms

Footprint of intellectual rights on living organisms


M. Hermitte

Edition 2016

This book discusses how living resources are protected legally in France. It starts by tracing the history of intellectual rights and conditions for patenting inventions. It then focuses on how the processing industries have become interested in living organisms (from seeds to biotechnologies). Lastly, it looks into how the public authorities have intervened in the legal process, thus creating piece-meal systems on the right of living organisms.


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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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L'indispensable guide de l'amoureux des fleurs sauvages

L'indispensable guide de l'amoureux des fleurs sauvages


G. Guillot, G. Eyssartier

Edition 2016

Ce guide pratique et très simple à utiliser est le compagnon idéal du promeneur curieux des fleurs sauvages. Il permet de reconnaître sans erreur plus de 300 plantes, parmi les plus belles et les plus courantes de la flore de France et des pays limitrophes.


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L'herbier Vilmorin

L'herbier Vilmorin

Deux siècles de passion pour les plantes comestibles et d'ornement


C. Laurent, J. Von Saurma

Edition 2015

Pendant plus de 200 ans et sur six générations, la famille Vilmorin est à la pointe de la recherche agronomique et horticole en France et dans le monde. Pour leurs travaux et par passion pour les végétaux, les Vilmorin constituent un herbier étonnant, le seul du genre arrivé jusqu’à nous en Europe. Ce livre raconte la contribution exceptionnelle des Vilmorin à l’évolution des plantes comestibles et d’ornement. Il est illustré d’une centaine de planches, parmi les plus belles de cet herbier remarquable.


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Sauver les plantes pour sauver l'humanité

Sauver les plantes pour sauver l'humanité


L. Urban, I. Urban

Edition 2015

Notre nourriture, l'air que nous respirons, notre survie en général dépendent, directement ou indirectement des plantes. Or, le changement climatique en cours et les multiples agressions dont sont victimes les plantes cultivées affectent leur croissance et leur potentiel productif. Afin de répondre aux défis actuels, les auteurs proposent ici des solutions qui tirent parti des fantastiques capacités d’adaptation de la nature.


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Comprendre l'amelioration des plantes

Understanding the Improvement of Plants

Breeding Challenges, Methods, Objectives and Criteria


A. Gallais

Edition 2015

What are its socio-economic challenges (nourish the planet, protect the environment, adapt to climate change, organise the seed industry)? What tools and methods are used? How are the main traits selected and improved? The work answers these questions and ends by assessing what plant breeding has brought to farmers, consumers, the industry and society.


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