Essays about: "land stewardship"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 essays containing the words land stewardship.

  1. 1. Let's talk aluminium : Evaluating the aluminium stewardship initiative's effectiveness and applicability as a mechanism in sustainability governance from a multi-stakeholder perspective

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Jens Heidingsfelder; [2015]
    Keywords : key informant interview; Germany; Aluminium stewardship initiative; corporate social responsibility; resource certification; sustainability science; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Mining bauxite and producing aluminium causes severe sustainability challenges. Although the usage of these non-renewable resource is inherently unsustainable, the global economy fosters an increased use of supposed “eco-friendly” aluminium. German industry is an important user of aluminium and a key player in the aluminium industry. READ MORE

  2. 2. Farming in the European Union: from organic to sustainable. An assessment of a legal transition based on land stewardship and participatory guarantee systems

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Javier Munoz-Blanco Garcia; [2015]
    Keywords : participatory guarantee systems; land stewardship; organic farming; agroecology; sustainability science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The conventional agricultural production system is not sustainable. Organic agriculture is assumed to be sustainable from the environmental perspective, and its production and labelling has been regulated in the European Union (EU). READ MORE

  3. 3. Lövskogsmålen i FSC-certifierat skogsbruk : tolkning, uppföljning och skötseldirektiv

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management

    Author : Caroline Haglund; [2014]
    Keywords : Lövskogsskötsel; lövträd; FSC; certifiering; PlanWise; Management of diciduous forest; deciduous trees; certification;

    Abstract : Den mest eftertraktade råvaran i svenska skogar är barrvirke och detta har sedan länge varit vägledande för skogsbrukets planering och skötsel. Brandskydd, ökat betestryck och skötsel för barrträd har missgynnat lövträden. READ MORE

  4. 4. Farmers' participation in conservation of rural landscapes : A case study of the Menorca Biosphere Reserve (Spain)

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Stockholm Resilience Centre

    Author : Pau Torrents; [2014]
    Keywords : adaptive co-management; biosphere reserve; social-ecological system; rural landscape; agricultural land abandonment; Menorca; Menorca Biosphere Reserve Agency; stakeholder; participation; cooperation; stewardship; farmer; landowner; trust.;

    Abstract : In an European context of agricultural land abandonment, the role of the farming community as landscape stewards is crucial for maintaining the rural landscape as well as the ecosystem services provided by this landscape. Such stewardship is studied here by assessing the participation of the farming community in the management of Menorca Biosphere Reserve, a small Mediterranean island with very well conserved and rich rural landscape which is not escaping this tendency of land abandonment. READ MORE

  5. 5. Fair Trade Certification Handbook : Small Producers’ Organizations of Fresh Fruit

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Clara Elisa Juanita Camila Ruiz Diaz; [2012]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development; fair trade certification; Colombia; small producers’ organization; agricultural management;

    Abstract : fair trade is a business model approach that pretends to enhance the access to progress opportunities for rural populations through an empowering framework that supports small producers’ organizations and encourages investment decisions that improve welfare and sustainable development in their own communities.The values and practices underlying fair-trading emphasize a greater sensitivity on the conditions of small growers. READ MORE