Essays about: "Small-scale agriculture"

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    University essay from Luleå tekniska universitet/Arkitektur och vatten

    Author : Patrik Rönnqvist; [2018]
    Keywords : Urban farming; urban planning; winter cities; vertical farming; portable farming; Urbana odlingar; urban planering; vinterstäder; vertikal odling; portabel odling;

    Abstract : With an increasing urbanization and decreasing food security, the policy places greater demands on the future use of agricultural land and food supply. At the same time as awareness of food consumption increases among individuals, new technologies for farming also develop. READ MORE

  2. 2. Small-scale farmers’ intentions to carry out conservation-oriented agriculture through participation in the Entry-Level Stewardship Agri-Environment Scheme : the role of attitudes and values in farming behaviour

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

    Author : Andrew Gallagher; [2018]
    Keywords : Agri-Environment Schemes; Productivism; Multifunctionality; Conservation-oriented Agriculture; Attitudes; Values; Identity; Behaviour; Agricultural Transition;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the attitudes of small-scale farmers towards conservation-oriented farming as prescribed through the Entry-Level Stewardship Agri-Environmental Scheme. It aims to understand whether values and identity play a role in how agricultural practices are perceived by farmers and whether this affects their behavioral intentions. READ MORE

  3. 3. Can urban agriculture become a planning strategy to address social-ecological justice?

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Javier Fernández Andrés; [2017]
    Keywords : urban agriculture; urban farming; social-ecological justice; equity; food security; food sovereignty; globalisation; industrialisation; inequality; global food system; climate change; food deserts;

    Abstract : Last century witnessed an unprecedented growth of cities which has led to the consolidation of an eminently urbanised world population. Meanwhile, agriculture has adopted industrial methods of production in the shape of large-scale, chemical-laden crops in the countryside, which, together with the liberalisation of global trade, have undermined the livelihood of small-scale peasants throughout the world, forcing many of them out of business. READ MORE

  4. 4. Investigating the decrease ofgroundwater levels and the effect of fracture zone on recovery time: A case study of decrease in groundwater levels in a tunnel construction site in Vinsta, Stockholm

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Evgenia Kassiou; [2017]
    Keywords : Groundwater; spatial analysis; Modified Double Mass Statistical Analysis; 3D model; COMSOL Multiphysics; fracture zone; recovery time; soil layer;

    Abstract : Groundwater is one of the main natural resources worldwide. Groundwater exists in aquifers below the earth surface and provides quantities of water for various purposes such as supply to households and businesses, public supply, drinking water supply, irrigation and agriculture. Sweden is also highly dependent on groundwater. READ MORE

  5. 5. A GIS approach to estimate the bioenergy potential in Uganda

    University essay from KTH/Energisystemanalys

    Author : Ema Rodrigues Barata; [2017]
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    Abstract : Affordable and reliable electricity can provide a mean to reduce poverty, improve health care and decrease local pollution. Nevertheless, about 950 million people living in Africa and developing Asia did not have access to electricity in 2016. READ MORE