Essays about: "agroecology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 27 essays containing the word agroecology.

  1. 1. Multifunctionality of urban community agriculture in Belo Horizonte, Brazil practice and politics : practice and politics

    University essay from SLU/Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology

    Author : Sofie Olsson; [2016]
    Keywords : agroecology; Belo Horizonte; Brazil; farmers’ perceptions; multifunctionality; systems thinking; urban agriculture;

    Abstract : As the food system is becoming increasingly global, and the world’s population increasingly urban, food is disconnected from people and place. This causes a range of social, economic, and environmental problems such as public health issues, disruption of livelihoods, and biodiversity loss. READ MORE

  2. 2. Agroecology as a social movement : a case study of the Prince George's County Food Equity Council in Maryland, United States

    University essay from SLU/Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology

    Author : Emma Tozer; [2016]
    Keywords : social movements; food policy councils; Prince George s County; Maryland; United States; agroecology; food systems; systems thinking; equity; resilience; food policy;

    Abstract : The United States has experienced a drastic change in its food system within the last century. A locally-based, self-sufficient model has been replaced by one that is characterized by a consolidation of business and farms into fewer hands; a mechanization and specialization of agriculture management; and the looming threat of urban development encroaching on farmland. READ MORE

  3. 3. Building resilience through food : the case of the Network of Agroecological Peasants' Markets of Valle del Cauca (Red MAC), Colombia

    University essay from SLU/Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology

    Author : Camilo Andres Ardila Galvis; [2016]
    Keywords : Alternative Food Networks; social-ecological resilience; agroecology; food systems; collective action; agro-biocultural diversity; Colombia;

    Abstract : The dominance of conventional (chemical and industrial) agriculture has eroded the ecological, economic and socio-cultural conditions to sustain production for a growing population, undermining humanity´s capacity to feed itself (Gliessman, 2007; Altieri & Toledo, 2011). As a consequence, we have a decoupled global food system: the social is decoupled from the ecological; farmers are decoupled from the land; farmers and consumers are decoupled from each other; and culture is decoupled from agri-culture. READ MORE

  4. 4. Organic flows : Swedish farmers' perspectives on the use of anaerobic digestates as a fertilizer : a behavioral approach on nine case-studies in Scania, Southern Sweden

    University essay from SLU/Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology

    Author : Maaike Happel; [2016]
    Keywords : anaerobic digestates; theory of planned behavior; ecosystem-services; circular economy; zero waste; agroecology;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to understand farmers’ decision-making behavior from a socio-psychological perspective. In view of a growing need to rethink and reshape our current production systems towards their original circular nature, processing green waste into biogas offers a realistic potential and is already a growing sector in Sweden. READ MORE

  5. 5. Climate Resilient Food Systems: An agroecological approach to Climate Resilient Pathways

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Miljövetenskaplig utbildning

    Author : Ylva Larsson; [2016]
    Keywords : agriculture; adaption; agroecological integration; agroecology; climate change; climate resilient pathways; food security; food system; levels of conversion; mitigation; resilience; transformation.; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Agriculture and Food Sciences;

    Abstract : Human interference with the climate system imposes a significant threat to the future capacity of ecosystems to sustain ecosystem services vital for food production. Agroecology is increasingly seen a way to meet these challenges. READ MORE