Essays about: "agroecology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 31 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. Seaweed on the plate : an analysis of the consumer willingness to improve the health of the Baltic sea

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

    Author : Peder Hansson Lillås; [2017]
    Keywords : the Baltic Sea; seaweed; ulva lactuca; willingness to pay; agroecology;

    Abstract : In a move to create a more sustainable living the government in Sweden has set up sixteen environmental objectives to improve the environment for future generations. One of the objectives is zero eutrophication and is considered the most serious threat to the marine environment. READ MORE

  3. 3. Barriers to Sustainable Business Model Innovation in Swedish Agriculture

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för ekonomi, teknik och naturvetenskap

    Author : Jennie Cederholm Björklund; [2017]
    Keywords : Business models; barriers sustainability; agriculture; innovation; entrepreneurship; agroecology; Affärsmodeller; agroekologi; entreprenörskap; hinder; hållbarhet; innovation; lantbruk;

    Abstract : Bakgrund: Svenska företag inom lantbruks- och livsmedelssektorn (s.k. agri-food) behövermöta ökade behov av hållbar samhällsutveckling med livskraftig landsbygd och ökadefterfrågan på livsmedel, samt utnyttja det gynnsamma läget framtida klimatförändringar förmed sig (Horizon 2020, Tell et al., 2016b). READ MORE

  4. 4. 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

  5. 5. 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