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 such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation
starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control, and biodiversity depletion.
Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy,
soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, and social sciences. Indeed, sustainable agriculture
decipher mechanisms of processes that occur from the molecular level to the farming system to the global level at time scales
ranging from seconds to centuries. For that, scientists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions
of a whole system to classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that
treats only negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats problem sources. Because most actual society issues are now intertwined,
global, and fast developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. this book series gathers
review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then proposes alternative solutions. It will therefore
help all scientists, decision makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and
food system for future generations.