Essays about: "agroecology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 28 essays containing the word agroecology.

  1. 1. Expanding the grain legume food production in Southern Sweden : qualitative insights from producers and representatives from the food industry

    University essay from SLU/Department of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)

    Author : Camilla Olsson; [2017]
    Keywords : agroecology; cropping systems; cultivation; food; industry; legume; processing; interview;

    Abstract : The success of modern agriculture has so far primarily been assessed by productivity and economic returns, and not on nutritional value or on the ecosystem services provided besides food and fiber. Despite their high nutritional value, environmental benefits, and economic advantages for the farmer, legume crops are grown on less than 2 % of the arable land in Europe. READ MORE

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. 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 A locally-based, self-sufficient model has been replaced by one that is characterized by a consolidation of business and farms into fewer hands; a mechanization and specialization of agriculture management; and the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

  4. 4. 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

  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 : adaption; agriculture; 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