Essays about: "Organic certification"

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  1. 6. Assessing the environmental impact of building materials using the Dutch approach: The case of the Triodos bank office building using BREEAM.NL

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Energi och ByggnadsDesign

    Author : Marie Chevalerias; [2015]
    Keywords : National MilieuDatabase.; office building; BREEAM.NL; building materials; shadow cost; LCA; environmental impact; Technology and Engineering; Arts and Architecture; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : With the increasing importance accorded to environmental performance of buildings, the goal of this master thesis is to study the Dutch assessment method for evaluating the environmental impact caused by the material of an office building project with the Dutch version of the BREEAM certification scheme. After doing a literature review to comprehend the current state of affair concerning the assessment method for environmental impact of building material in the Netherlands, the MaterialenTool using the National MilieuDatabase was used to assess different scenarios aiming to reduce the total shadow cost of the building. READ MORE

  2. 7. Organic Coffee for a Sustainable Development in Peru : A qualitative study on how Peruvian coffee farmers’ development is affected by choosing organic cultivation and certification

    University essay from Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik

    Author : Klas Marcus Brink; [2013]
    Keywords : Organic; Coffee; Sustainable development; Peru; Small-scale agriculture; Organic Coffee; Agricultural Technology; Developing countries; Social entrepreneurship; Context; Certification; Corporate social responsibility; Ekologisk; Kaffe; Hållbar utveckling; Peru; Småskaligt jordbruk; Ekologiskt kaffe; Jordbruksteknologi; Utvecklingsländer; Socialt entreprenörskap; Kontext; Certifiering; Företags samhällsansvar; Organico; Café; Desarollo sostenible; Perú; Agricultura a pequeña escala; Café organico; Tecnología agropecuaria; Países en desarrollo; El emprendimiento social; Contexto; Certificación; Responsabilidad social de las empresas;

    Abstract : AbstractTitle: Organic Coffee for a sustainable development in Peru -­‐ A qualitative study on how Peruvian coffee farmers’ development is affected by choosing organic cultivation and certificationSeminar date: 2013-­‐05-­‐31University: Mälardalen University VästeråsInstitution: School of Business, Society and EngineeringLevel: Bachelor Thesis in Business AdministrationCourse name: Bachelor Thesis in Business Administration, FÖA 300, 15 ECTSAuthor: Marcus Brink 1987-­‐05-­‐10Tutors: Birgitta SchwartzExaminer: Peter DobersPages: 145Attachments: List of interviews, Interview questions to coffee farmersKey words: Sustainable development, organic, coffee, certifications, coffee farmers, small scale farmers, Peru, bachelor, conventional coffee, organic certification, profitability, environment, social entrepreneurship, context, coffee producersResearch question: In what way are small-­‐scale coffee farmers in the region of Junín, Peru, able to benefit from “Organic” certifications or conventional coffee cultivation to develop sustainable?Purpose: The purpose of this field study was to get an understanding of how and if organic farming is an adequate solution for sustainable development of small-­‐scale coffee farmers in developing countries or not.Method: This bachelor thesis was done as a field study financed by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) under the program of Minor Field Studies provided by the International Programme Office for Education and Training. READ MORE

  3. 8. Intercropping strategies and challenges in cacao production : a field study in Juanjuí, Peru

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Crop Production Ecology

    Author : Linnea Persson; Hanna Johansson; [2012]
    Keywords : cacao; cocoa; Peru; agroforestry; intercropping;

    Abstract : In the region of San Martín, Peru, deforestation has led to a loss of biodiversity and agro-diversity. Furthermore, coca cultivation was common in the area a few years back. READ MORE

  4. 9. Livelihood and transition to certified cacao production in the Peruvian Amazonas : gendered responsibilities in Irazola

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Carin Emenius; [2012]
    Keywords : cacao; livelihoods; Amazonas; Peru; gendered responsibilities; transition organic certification;

    Abstract : Peru is recorded as the second largest organic cacao producer and the second largest coca producerin the world. Consequently, the demand has made cacao an important alternative crop for coca.Cacao can just be grown around the equator and is therefore an attractive cash-crop for export tocountries in Europe and North America. READ MORE

  5. 10. Descriptive Assessment and Amendment of the SimpleTreat Model - Modelling of Organic Chemicals in Sludge for Soil Applications

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Industriell elektroteknik och automation

    Author : Belinda Chieng; [2012]
    Keywords : SimpleTreat; organic compounds; REVAQ; soil amendment; methodology; WWTP; fugacity and steady-state model; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Large quantities and numbers of organic compounds (OCs) from industries and domestic sources enter the wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) everyday, which is an ever-increasing issue in modern society. In WWTPs, the pollutants are either degraded or emitted to the air, the effluent (water) or the sludge (biosolids). READ MORE