Essays about: "agroecology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 25 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. 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

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. 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

  5. 5. Sustainability Evaluations and Development Challenges of Cacao Farms : A Minor Field Study in Huila, Colombia

    University essay from Örebro universitet/Institutionen för naturvetenskap och teknik

    Author : Elin Pettersson; [2016]
    Keywords : Theobroma cacao L.; agroecology; agroecosystem; agroforestry; participatory research;

    Abstract : An intensification of 200 000 tonnes of cacao is planned for the Colombian cacao production until 2021. This could lead large negative effects on the Colombian nature and biodiversity if the current smallholdings of agroforestry were abandoned in favour for large monocultures. READ MORE