Essays about: "agroecology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 42 essays containing the word agroecology.

  1. 1. Crop diversity in Scania : geographical and cognitive mapping

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

    Author : Shaktima López Hösel; [2019]
    Keywords : crop diversity; agroecology; food systems; ecosystem services; resilience; farmer s motivations; geographical information systems; self-determination theory; cognitive mapping;

    Abstract : Modern agriculture is characterized by large scale and large-scale farming of a few crops, which rely heavily on external inputs. These kinds of intensive and specialized farming systems are contributing to exceeding the planetary boundaries for our ecosystems. READ MORE

  2. 2. Exploring the viability of re-introducing Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet as a multifunctional legume in northern Tanzania

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

    Author : Christopher Forsythe; [2019]
    Keywords : Tanzania; agroecology; Lablab purpureus L. Sweet; insect pest; accession; multifunctional crop; viable crop; socio-ecological niche;

    Abstract : Tanzanian people are currently facing food insecurity, poor nutrition and poverty. Agriculture is not meeting the demand since Tanzania is a net food importer. READ MORE

  3. 3. The preconditions for increasing phosphorus recycling from sewage systems in Sweden : a study of factors influencing Swedish farmers´ willingness to use phosphorus fertilizers produced from sewage sludge

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

    Author : Jesper Edholm Widén; [2019]
    Keywords : phosphorus recycling; phosphorus fertilizers; phosphorus precipitation; sewage sludge treatment; agricultural policy; sustainable agricultural development; thematic analysis; agroecology;

    Abstract : The Swedish government (2018) is currently investigating options for prohibiting direct application of sewage sludge on arable fields and replace it with techniques capable of precipitating phosphorus from sewage sludge and turn it into refined phosphorus fertilizing products. The investigation is part of the government´s ambition to increase the recycling rate of phosphorus available in sewage sludge and thus turn the sludge into a greater agricultural resource than it is today (ibid). READ MORE

  4. 4. Investigating discouraging and encouraging emic reasons to apply eco-efficient farming methods : a participatory study with indigenous small-scale farmers in Ratanakiri, Cambodia

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

    Author : Lilian-Marleen Beck; [2018]
    Keywords : agroecology; transdisciplinary research; action research; participative video making; eco-efficiency; cosmology; emic perception; indigenous farmers; small-scale farmer; non adoption of innovations; Ratanakiri; Cambodia;

    Abstract : In 2008 the most extensive evaluation of global agriculture in human history notable named “agriculture at a crossroad” was published, indicating that agroecological small-scale farming systems could be a path to follow in the future in order to secure a sustainable food supply. Yet it is claimed that there is a gap between knowledge regarding the methods used for agroecological farming and its application by farmers. READ MORE

  5. 5. Farming for food security : a critical study on the transition to post-fossil agriculture in Sweden

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Ebba Ulfbecker; [2018]
    Keywords : agricultural politics; food security; resilience; transition; climate mitigation; agroecology; sustainable intensification; the Rural Development program; contingency; rural development; discourse analysis; policy analysis;

    Abstract : This thesis addresses the preconditions to achieve a transition to fossil free agriculture in Sweden, to increase farm-level resilience and food security. Swedish agriculture is today highly dependent on imported fossil-based inputs, such as diesel, agrochemicals and protein feed. READ MORE