CERNAS – Current Evolution and Research Novelty in Agricultural Sustainability

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November 2023
282 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-9602-0 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-9603-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue CERNAS – Current Evolution and Research Novelty in Agricultural Sustainability that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences

This reprint addresses original studies and reviews focused on the current evolution and research novelty in agricultural sustainability.New developments are discussed on issues related with quality of soil, natural fertilizers, or the sustainable use of land and water. Also, crop protection techniques are pivotal for sustainable food production under the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, allied to innovative weed control methodologies, as a way to reduce the utilization of pesticides. The role of precision and smart agriculture is becoming more pertinent as communication technologies improve at a rapid rate. Waste management, reuse of agro-industrial residues, extension of shelf life, and use of new technologies are methods to reduce food waste, all contributing to higher sustainability in food supply chains and leading to more rational use of natural resources. The unquestionable role of bees as pollinators and contributors to biodiversity is adjacent to characterizing beekeeping activities, which in turn contributes, together with the valorization of endemic varieties of plant foods, to the development of local communities. Finally, short circuits and local food markets have a decisive role in the preservation and enhancement of rural economies.

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chemical properties; hazelnuts; physical properties; specific extinction coefficients; agriculture; new technologies; sustainability; systematic review; PRISMA; beekeeper; bee products; beekeeping sector; Hofstede dimensions; agricultural production; sustainability; weed management; herbicide resistance; weed control technologies; carbon dioxide; controlled atmosphere; refrigeration; sensory evaluation; sweet cherry; sweet cherry seeds; Prunus avium L.; chemical composition; pre-hydrolysis; ecovalorization; agro-industrial residues; bioherbicides; corn cobs; organic manures; spent coffee grounds; Vicia faba pods; extraction procedure; bioactive compounds; anthocyanins; phenolic compounds; cherry seeds; agriculture; food processing; food safety; nanoformulation; nanosensors; agricultural sustainability; farming practices; endophytes; metagenomics; viruses; genomics; halophytes; salt tolerance; transcriptomics; gray mangrove; hydrological drought; index insurance; irrigation water management; decision support system; Jucar river basin; salinity; PGPR; mechanism; crop; growth; sustainable agriculture; nitrogen; fertilizing; organic farming; soil fauna; NEO; abandonment; area; carbon sequestration; expansion; COVID-19 pandemic; traditional foods; mountain products; food policies; food system resilience; n/a