Essays about: "agroecology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 70 essays containing the word agroecology.

  1. 1. Agroecological Mariculture : a case study of seaweed farming in Denmark

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

    Author : Liv Schantz Klausen; [2023]
    Keywords : Seaweed; Macroalgae; Seaweed farming; Agroecology; Aquaculture; Mariculture;

    Abstract : This thesis will seek to analyze the current state of seaweed farming in Denmark through an agroecological perspective. The focus is on the production systems and their challenges. Additionally, the future scenario for seaweed cultivation in Denmark and to what extent an increase is possible without compromising environment are discussed. READ MORE

  2. 2. Upscaling agroecology in Sweden : a participatory-backcasting approach to investigate top-down measures for promoting an agroecological transition of the Swedish agricultural system

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of People and Society

    Author : Pablo Ratti; [2023]
    Keywords : Agroecology; transition; top-down; scenario; participatory policies;

    Abstract : Alongside its important contribution to the increase of yields, industrial agriculture has also generated environmental, social and economical negative side effects. Moreover, the forecasted growth of the world’s population puts more pressure for solutions on how to increase food supply while reducing the negative effects of the current agricultural system. READ MORE

  3. 3. Profit over subsistence? – The role of private corporations, the state and academia in embracing an ecofeminist forest concept as part of an agroecological transformation : a case study of Sweden

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

    Author : Miriam Knödler; [2023]
    Keywords : agroecology; transformation; ecofeminism; forests; concepts;

    Abstract : In recent times which require systemic change, agroecology demands a conceptual transformation of the food system. Its counter-hegemonic approach aligns with radical theories like ecofeminism and envisions an alternative future: a new socio-ecological paradigm which rethinks different landscape structures as one interconnected ecosystem. READ MORE

  4. 4. A sustainability assessment of an agroforestry system : the economic, environmental and social sustainability of an agroforestry system compared to a conventional, an organic and a perennial cropping system.

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

    Author : Silke Nauta; [2023]
    Keywords : agriculture; agroecology; cropping systems; ; sustainable agriculture; sustainable agricultural systems; agroecosystems; DiverIMPACTS; Sweden;

    Abstract : The agricultural sector is facing an increasing number of economic, social and environmental challenges and the development of new sustainable agricultural systems is desired. Agroforestry is an example of a production system that contributes to the transformation of current agricultural systems into more sustainable production systems. READ MORE

  5. 5. Exploring learning processes and social capital in community urban agriculture projects in Bogotá, Colombia

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

    Author : Lily Begg; [2023]
    Keywords : urban and peri-urban agriculture UPA ; social capital; social learning; knowledge transfer; capacity-building; agroecology; community UPA; Bogotá; huerta;

    Abstract : As the world’s population becomes increasingly urban, the social, economic and environmental living conditions of city-dwellers are under pressure. High levels of pollution, lack of transport links, informal housing, unemployment rates and increasing inequalities are just some of the challenges that rapidly urbanising cities face. READ MORE