Essays about: "Food Security and over population"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 essays containing the words Food Security and over population.

  1. 1. Feeding the 45 million : substituting soybean protein with insect protein within EU poultry and egg production

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Ecology

    Author : Douglas Hunter; [2019]
    Keywords : insects; insect production; livestock feed; entomophagy; land use; futures research; food security; energy security; black soldier fly; mealworm; house cricket; sustainable development;

    Abstract : A global population increasing both in number and in resource consumption per capita has resulted in food, livestock feed and energy crop demands that are increasingly difficult to meet on rapidly degrading soils within a diminishing available area of arable land. With further expansion of agricultural land infeasible and yield increases through further intensification insufficient to meet the scale of predicted crop demand, the use of insects as an animal feed has gained traction as a method of not only reducing competition for arable land, but also some of the detrimental environmental consequences of livestock and conventional feed production. READ MORE

  2. 2. Can urban agriculture become a planning strategy to address social-ecological justice?

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Javier Fernández Andrés; [2017]
    Keywords : urban agriculture; urban farming; social-ecological justice; equity; food security; food sovereignty; globalisation; industrialisation; inequality; global food system; climate change; food deserts;

    Abstract : Last century witnessed an unprecedented growth of cities which has led to the consolidation of an eminently urbanised world population. Meanwhile, agriculture has adopted industrial methods of production in the shape of large-scale, chemical-laden crops in the countryside, which, together with the liberalisation of global trade, have undermined the livelihood of small-scale peasants throughout the world, forcing many of them out of business. READ MORE

  3. 3. Spatial assessment of NDVI as an indicator of desertification in Ethiopia using remote sensing and GIS

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Gezahagn Negash Seboka; [2016]
    Keywords : NDVI and Rainfall; land degradation; climate change; desertification; NOAA AVHRR; land cover; GIS; Physical Geography and Ecosystem analysis; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Desertification is a serious environmental and socio-economic problem occurring at global, regional and local scale. According to Article 1(a) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), define the term “desertification” means “land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid (dry lands) areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities”. READ MORE

  4. 4. Hungering for Governance. The Role of Quality of Government in Access to Food.

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Frida Andersson; [2015-01-27]
    Keywords : quality of government; corruption; democracy; food security; access to food; prevalence of undernourishment;

    Abstract : Over the last years, political science scholars have increasingly questioned the role of democracy in producing human welfare and public goods provision, as many democracies tend to fail in these aspects. In attempts to track down the causes behind these failures, scholars have lifted the issue of bad governance as a central factor. READ MORE

  5. 5. Supplemental irrigation of cereals in semi-arid areas in Ethiopia - is it worth the effort?

    University essay from KTH/Mark- och vattenteknik

    Author : Kristoffer Ristinmaa; [2015]
    Keywords : Supplemental-irrigation; Maize; Triple-Green-project; Coup-Model; Ethiopia; Sub-Saharan-Africa;

    Abstract : With a growing world population, estimated to 9.6 billion in 2050, the world food demand is estimated to increase with 45-50 %. One way to meet the demand is to increase the areal yield from the agricultural sector, where rain-fed agriculture has the highest potential. READ MORE