Essays about: "Agriculture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 1902 essays containing the word Agriculture.

  1. 1. Twenty-First Century Drought Projections in Swedish Catchments

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Elise Jonsson; [2022]
    Keywords : Drought; climate change; drought index; climate models; catchments; societal functions; Torka; klimatförändring; torkindex; klimatmodeller; avrinningsområde; samhällsfunktioner;

    Abstract : Droughts can have far-reaching and devastating effects on all sectors of society and ecology and future changes to drought and flood patterns are uncertain. This uncertainty has led to a lax response from local officials in dealing with mitigation and adaptation, particularly in Sweden. READ MORE

  2. 2. Japanese Knotweed as an alternative material

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Industridesign

    Author : Beata Salonen Ripa; [2021]
    Keywords : Japanese knotweed; Reynoutria japonica; Fallopia japonica; Polygonum cuspidatum; invasive species; alternative material; eco friendly material; Arts and Architecture; Agriculture and Food Sciences; Biology and Life Sciences; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Japanese knotweed, or Parkslide in Swedish, is considered one of the world’s most invasive species. The aim of this project was to explore and investigate the possibility of utilizing this alternative material, and by doing so, help restrict and limit the expansion of the plant. READ MORE

  3. 3. Carta ex Machina: Testing object-based machine learning and unsupervised classification in land use change detection mapping in the semi-arid governorate of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Kristian Emil Havnsgaard Paludan; [2021]
    Keywords : Change detection; Land use mapping; LANDSAT MSS; LANDSAT TM; GEOBIA; Random Forest classification; ISODATA cluster classification; Object-based classification; Semi-arid agriculture; Irrigation mapping; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia is an inland governorate in Tunisia that has undergone a rapid agricultural and urban development since the Tunisian independence in 1952 from being a rural and largely nomadic region into a hub of irrigated agriculture. In 2010 Mohamed Bouazizi sparked the Tunisian revolution by lighting himself on fire int he city of Sidi Bouzid, with some blaming the inequality and water scarcity created by this rapid expansion in the irrigation farming as an important cause (Bayat, 2017; Malka, 2018). READ MORE

  4. 4. What about perennial grains? : structures towards a sustainable grain production in Sweden

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Karin Andrén; Ebba Kuylenstierna; [2021]
    Keywords : sustainability; sustainability transitions; sustainable agriculture; perennial grains; grain production; attitude; structures; structuration theory;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to create an understanding of how structures affect grain producers’ work with sustainability, and to investigate if perennial grains can be part of the future grain production in Sweden. The agricultural sector is facing a dilemma, both to ensure that ecosystem services are kept intact but also to keep up the global food supply for the growing population. READ MORE

  5. 5. Decolonial Resistance in Agriculture: The Role of Spirituality in the Work of Food Sovereignty Organizations in Mexico

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi

    Author : Milena Garbers; [2021]
    Keywords : food sovereignty; decolonial knowledges; spirituality; Indigenous knowledges; resistance; Mexico; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Recent decades have exposed the crisis inherent in the globalized agriculture system characterized by nature commodification, trade liberalization, corporatization and environmental destruction. The crisis is driven by a colonial and neoliberal-capitalist ideology grounded in the supposed universality of western knowledge. READ MORE