North Africa and the Middle East are marked by their growing dependency on agricultural imports. This dependency is said to rise globally and reach extreme levels, particularly under increased climate change. This publication examines the future of the agricultural and food systems in these regions circa 2050, using various scenarios arising out of demand for food supply.
A richly illustrated book giving a complete overview of viticulture and wine: growing conditions of vines, wine components and microbiology, winemaking methods, processing and bottling of wine, the wine production sector in France, wine tasting and sensory analysis and other vine products. Special attention is paid to high-end products (Champagne, Cognac), wine and cooking, wine-producing countries, wine consumption around the world and in France and the health benefits of wine.
This work provides a synthesis of recent research on the evolution of agriculture and food in a capitalist system. It is based on approaches not well-known in France such as international political economy and ecological economy.
It studies agricultural processing in terms of ecology, history and geopolitics and traces specific aspects of agriculture and food in the 21st century. Lastly, it proposes theoretical approaches with a view to renewing the agricultural economy.
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.
This book explores three major issues concerning cereals for human consumption, particularly wheat: protein content, health quality of crops and grain products and nutritional value. Strategies are offered to reconcile the various quality requirements and overcome the contradictions regarding better sustainability.
Intended for the general public, this guide provides an update on the various aspects of biological control considered from the specific viewpoint of the amateur gardener. Its aim is to give gardeners a great many practical tips to get the most out of their gardens. At the end of the book, readers will find a table listing problems and solutions, addresses (of suppliers of beneficial organisms, nesting boxes and shelters) and an index of the animals and plants mentioned.
Année de première publication : 2012 (La lutte biologique au jardin)
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.
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?
This book, in epub format, is the result of 40 years of research on modeling the development and growth of plants. The authors reveal, step by step, the process leading up to the creation of the GreenLab model and the conditions under which it can now be applied.
This book will be available in print and PDF format in June 2017.
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.