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Title Soils as a key component of the critical zone 2 : societal issues / edited by Guillaume Dh�erissard.
Imprint London : ISTE Ltd. ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018.

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Series Geosciences series. Soil set ; volume 2.
Geosciences series. Soil set ; v. 2.
Subject Soil management -- Social aspects.
Soils -- Social aspects.
Soils -- Environmental aspects.
Alt Name Dhérissard, Guillaume,
Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Half-Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Part 1 Local and Global; 1. Effective Management of Agricultural Soils: A Challenge for Society; 1.1. Introduction; 1.2. Findings and issues; 1.2.1. Ecosystem services created by the soil; 1.2.2. The current major issues; 1.3. Recommendations of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council; 1.3.1. Developing soil knowledge tools; 1.3.2. Protecting the land and using land planning as a preservation tool; 1.3.3. Supporting agricultural practices that promote good soil biological quality
1.3.4. Raising awareness about soil-related issues1.4. Conclusion; 1.5. Bibliography; 2. A New "Great Game" over the World's Arable Land?; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. The dynamic compound that is "land grabbing"; 2.2.1. The powers behind the phenomenon; 2.2.2. Quantitative estimates revised downward; 2.2.3. A predominance of food production partly due to oil palm; 2.2.4. Host countries and the origin of investors; 2.2.5. The nature of investors; 2.2.6. Land-use changes; 2.2.7. The consequences for agricultural structures; 2.3. Does the grabbing model have a future?
2.3.1. Local resistance pushes for proposals for contract farming2.3.2. Possible mutual gains?; 2.3.3. Multilateral efforts to introduce a soft law; 2.3.4. The role of public policies; 2.4. Conclusion; 2.5. Bibliography; Part 2 Different Forms of Sustainable Management; 3. The Soil: A Strange Legal Notion; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. The potential of law in the regulation of soil usage; 3.2.1. The variability in the law's understanding of soil; 3.2.2. The lack of ecological soil governance; 3.3. The necessary evolution of the legal status of soil
3.3.1. The protection of soil habitats recognized by law for the recovery of biodivesity3.3.2. The acknowledgment of the soil as part of our common heritage; 3.4. Conclusion; 3.5. Bibliography; 4. Where is Soil in the Design and Management of Sustainable Farming Systems? The View of an Agronomist; 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. The soil of the agronomist: a field of diversity; 4.3. Soil and fertility: relationships to revisit and the need for operational knowledge; 4.4. Agroecology and global issues: emerging needs; 4.5. Conclusion; 4.6. Acknowledgement; 4.7. Bibliography
Part 3 Territorial Approaches5. Common Governance of Soil Quality, Complex and Multi-player Dynamics; 5.1. Introduction; 5.2. Return to some territorial experiments; 5.2.1. Presentation of three cases in France, the Netherlands and Belgium; 5.2.2. Key teachings from the viewpoint of soil governance; 5.3. Learning about soil management in terms of common management; 5.3.1. Soil management, a complex and multi-player issue; 5.3.2. The total quality of the soils; 5.3.3. Common management; 5.4. Conclusion; 5.5. Bibliography; 6. Moving Discussions Toward Co-diagnostics: Progressive Approaches
Summary This volume comprises three parts: 1) from local to global, 2) what type of sustainable management' 3) territorial approaches. The first chapter demonstrates, from the French example, that better soil management is a societal issue. At the global level, the second chapter raises the question of land grabbing and land use conflicts. This book also raises the question of the legal status of the soil. It then shows how soils need to be integrated when defining sustainable agricultural systems. French and European examples illustrate how taking environmental problems into account depends as much on their acuity as on how problems are perceived by public and private, social or economic actors. Therefore, it is important to promote co-diagnosis involving the scientific community and the various other actors in order to improve the regulation on soils. This multi-actor soil governance is facilitated by the use of simple soil quality indicators. Finally, examples in France and Vietnam show how soils are to be considered as territorial commons within landscapes. This last chapter recommends in particular to put an end to the absolute right of soil ownership and to distribute the usufruct of land between various private and public beneficiaries.
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Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 05, 2018).
ISBN 9781119438137 (electronic bk.)
1119438136 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1050360706