This book deals with a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. It is a discipline that addresses current issues: climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion. This series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then proposes alternative solutions.
About the Author
Eric Lichtfouse, is a soil scientist at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). He has invented the 13C-dating method allowing to measure the dynamics of soil organic molecules, thus opening the field of molecular-level investigations of soil carbon sequestration. Chief Editor of the awarded journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development, he has raised the journal rank from 29/53 in 2003, with an impact factor of 0.56, to 2/81 in 2014, with an impact factor of 3.99, in the Agronomy category. He is also Chief Editor and founder of the journal Environmental Chemistry Letters and the book series Sustainable Agriculture Reviews. He is lecturing scientific writing and communication in universities worldwide. His publication assistance service at the INRA has founded the french-english newsletter Publier La Science. He has published the book Scientific Writing for Impact Factor Journal. This textbook describes in particular the micro-article, a new tool to identify the novelty of experimental results. Further details are available on Slideshare, LinkedIn, ResearchGate, ResearcherID and Orcid.
Table of ContentsChapter 01: Applications for rapid testing of plant and soil nutrients; Christian Dimkpa
Chapter 02: World cultivation of genetically modified crops: opportunities and risks; Vartika Mathur
Chapter03: Food security in the arab gulf cooperation council states; Abdirashid A. Elmi
Chapter 04: Methods to Study Agricultural Systems; Myrtille Lacoste
Chapter 05:Comparison of methods to assess agricultural sustainability; Byomkesh Talukder
Chapter 06: Sustainable cultivation of saffron in Iran; Reza Ghorbani
Chapter 07: Soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa; Cargele Masso
Chapter 08: Silicon in Agriculture; Gyan Ranjan Rout
Chapter 09: Long-term chemical fertilization in Tanzania; Msafiri Yusuph Mkonda
Chapter 10: Interaction of mycorrhizal fungi and Azotobacter with root-knot nematodes and root-chewing insects; Zehra Khan