Interactions: Food, Agriculture And Environment is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme on Interactions: Food, Agriculture and Environment focuses on methods to ensure the development of agriculture and food production to be in dialectic unity with the surrounding natural environment. In every country of the world agriculture always faces complex problems: how to significantly increase production of agricultural products to supply the population with sufficient food, and industry with sufficient raw materials, and how to satisfy the permanently growing demand. The acuteness of this task has always been linked with the demographic factor and the need to guarantee the population with a high living standard free of starvation and poverty. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Evgeny Grigorievich Lysenko was born in Donetsk city (Ukraine) on 13 May 1938. He graduated from Azovo-Chernomorsky agricultural institute in 1960 and became a specialist agronomist. He is a full Doctor of Economic Sciences and a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He worked first in a collective farm, then in research institutes. For the last ten years, he has worked in the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He is also a Professor of Moscow State Agronomical-Engineering University by V. P. Goryachkin. His basic scientific interests are the land ecology and economy, land relations, greening of agricultural production, and socio-ecological problems of rural territories. He has published more than 150 papers and several books, including: Efficient Method of Using Micro-Fertilizers, Ecological-Economical Efficiency of Land Use, Land Relations and Development of Personal Small Farms, and Ecological-Economical Fundamentals of Agriculture
Victor R. Squires, Dry Land Management Consultant, Australia
Willy H. Verheye, University of Gent, Belgium