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Sustainable agriculture is a quickly turning out to be box aiming at generating meals and effort in a sustainable means for our youngsters. This self-discipline addresses present concerns reminiscent of weather switch, expanding nutrition and gas costs, hunger, weight problems, water pollutants, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest regulate and biodiversity depletion. Novel suggestions are proposed in accordance with built-in wisdom from agronomy, soil technology, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economic system, philosophy and social sciences. As genuine society matters at the moment are intertwined, sustainable agriculture will deliver options to construct a more secure international. This ebook sequence analyzes present agricultural matters and proposes substitute options, therefore assisting all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians wishing to construct secure agriculture, power and meals structures for destiny generations.
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It shows that research was initiated by ecologist, but implementing quite quickly a systems approach in integrating the disciplines ecology, agronomy, geography, socio-economy and social science with an agroecosystems and food systems approach. 3 Organic Wheat: From Production to Wheat-Flour Food Chain The research objectives of this case study were, ﬁrst, to evaluate how nitrogen management of organic wheat can be improved and how the farming system has to be adapted to this, and, secondly, to analyse the organisation of organic grain producers and the wheat-ﬂour food chain.
In particular in the Diois area, an active organic sector around wine, grains and aromatic plants has developed since the beginning of the 1990s. As the Dombes example, this research project has been carried out at different scales and by integrating different disciplines. The on-farm research program on organic wheat started in 1993, and up to 1998 the objective was to improve the technical and economical performance of organic grain systems with a special emphasis on organic wheat being the most important crop (Von Fragstein et al.