Essays about: "Small-scale agriculture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 86 essays containing the words Small-scale agriculture.

  1. 1. Spatial assessment of NDVI as an indicator of desertification in Ethiopia using remote sensing and GIS

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Gezahagn Negash Seboka; [2016]
    Keywords : land degradation; NDVI and Rainfall; climate change; desertification; NOAA AVHRR; land cover; GIS; Physical Geography and Ecosystem analysis; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Desertification is a serious environmental and socio-economic problem occurring at global, regional and local scale. According to Article 1(a) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), define the term “desertification” means “land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid (dry lands) areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities”. READ MORE

  2. 2. Smallholder New Entrants: Italy’s Organic Sector and the Changing face of Agriculture

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Melanie Rideout; [2016]
    Keywords : Sustainable Agriculture; Organic Agricultural Food Policy; Small-scale Agriculture; Social-Ecological Resilience; Transition; Sustainability;

    Abstract : The paper studies 7 new entrant smallholders on the Italian agricultural sector to begin to understand how such a grassroots movement may challenge the status-quo vis-à-vis the Italian Food-system. Additionally, the study conducts a public questionnaire survey in an attempt to gauge attitudes toward a changing food-system in Italy. READ MORE

  3. 3. Adapting small-scale agriculture to climate change - techniques for coping with increasing droughts in southern India

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Miljövetenskaplig utbildning

    Author : Felicia Olofsson; Johanna Tunlid; [2016]
    Keywords : small-scale agriculture; Climate change adaptation; dryland farming; crop and variety selection; sustainability; Agriculture and Food Sciences; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : A major consequence of climate change will be changes in precipitation. Both amount and distribution will be affected and the changes will vary greatly between different places on the globe. READ MORE

  4. 4. Det stadsnära jordbrukets förutsättningar – Fallet Malmö och Stadsbruk

    University essay from SLU/Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

    Author : Helen Nilsson; [2016]
    Keywords : jordbruksmark; urban sprawl; stadsutveckling; hållbar utveckling; Malmö; Stadsbruk; jordbruksföretag; arrende; lagstiftning;

    Abstract : We are now more people on Earth than ever before and more people are living their lives in cities. In parallel, food production is getting more and more attention, not least due to climate change, and the expected climate change. Climate change which both change growing conditions and destroys growing conditions. READ MORE

  5. 5. Growing green values : Mapping ecosystem services on urban agricultural sites in Buenos Aires

    University essay from SLU/Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

    Author : Kajsa Ignell; Åsa Bugge Marin; [2016]
    Keywords : urban agriculture; Buenos Aires; Argentina; mapping ecosystem services; food security; social inclusion;

    Abstract : Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, face some of the same problems as all megacities across the world. Increased land-use and a higher amount of built areas in and around the city of Buenos Aires leads to losses in ecosystem services. READ MORE