Essays about: "agroecology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 48 essays containing the word agroecology.

  1. 1. The potentials of agroforestry systems in Denmark and southern Sweden : a comparative study on farmers’ perceptions and agroforestry-related policies

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

    Author : Carolina Yang; [2020]
    Keywords : temperate agroforestry; agriculture; forestry; agroecology; farmers’ attitude; Common Agricultural Policy; policy; financial support; Sweden; Denmark;

    Abstract : In the face of climate change, the urgent need for sustainable food systems has brought agroforestry under the spotlight in the Global North, for its provision of ecosystem services. Despite being less known in the Danish and Swedish context, the traditional practice of managing livestock in the semi-natural pastures, similar to the cut-and-carry systems in the tropics, is undeniably a form of agroforestry system. READ MORE

  2. 2. Public school catering's role in the transition towards a sustainable food system : opportunities of serving more legumes and less meat

    University essay from SLU/Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology

    Author : Linnea Stolt; [2020]
    Keywords : agroecology; public catering; school meals; dietary choice; legumes; public procurement; education;

    Abstract : Public catering can have a considerable environmental and educational impact. A scenario of more legume and less meat consumption in Sweden was in the present study used as a tool to explore the possibilities of Swedish public school meals to become more sustainable. READ MORE

  3. 3. Transition of agroecology in Bali, Indonesia : what are the main barriers and opportunities for small-scale farmers to scale-up agroecology in central Bali?

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

    Author : Vincent Tchedry; [2020]
    Keywords : agroecology; permaculture; transition; barrier; sustainable; farming; Bali; Indonesia;

    Abstract : Since the late 1960’s, the Green Revolution introduced high yielding varieties in association with agrochemicals to address increasing food demands across Southeast Asia. Indonesian government extended these “technological packages” through political incentives replacing traditional farming methods to stimulate agricultural productivity and economic growth. READ MORE

  4. 4. The economic and social conditions of Pakistani Basmati Rice Farmers

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

    Author : Sofia Valter; [2020]
    Keywords : food security; household; income; livelihood; Pakistan; Punjab; small scale farmer;

    Abstract : In most developing countries the lack of resources, high costs, and limited diversified income sources are among the major factors that affect small-scale farming households' ability to earn an income, reproduce and be food secure. By using a strategy of income diversification and the use of cash crops in agricultural production can be a resourceful way for a sustainable livelihood and a reduced risk of income variability for small-scale farmers. READ MORE

  5. 5. Assessing the Implementation of Sustainable Agriculture at Rosenhill farm in Ekerö, Sweden

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik; KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Mikael Carlsson; John Mageed; [2020]
    Keywords : sustainable agriculture; sustainability assessment; agroecology; RISE; intercropping; soil degradation; biodiversity; organic farming; ha ̊llbart jordbruk; ha ̊llbarhetsbedo ̈mning; agroekologi; RISE; samodling; jorddegrader- ing; biodiversitet; ekologisk odling;

    Abstract : This project is a Bachelor’s thesis conducted by two students at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The report aims to assess the implementation of sustainable agriculture at the farm Rosenhill, in the Stockholm region in Sweden, and provide potential agroecological solutions. READ MORE