Essays about: "agroecology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 64 essays containing the word agroecology.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Farming off the food crisis : exploring practitioners of agroecology in Ireland

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

    Author : Ema Kotarski; [2022]
    Keywords : alternative food systems; agroecology; alternative agricultural practices; alternative food producers; Ireland; rural development; agriculture;

    Abstract : The many negative environmental and socioeconomic issues tied to practices of industrial agriculture have led to increased interests in alternative food systems (AFSs) to improve the social and ecological conditions of food production. Agroecology as one example of an alternative agricultural practice seeks to achieve these goals but is highly context dependent. READ MORE

  3. 3. ‘Good Farmer’ Values and How They Affect the Path to a Sustainable Agriculture

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

    Author : Mette Tiselius; [2022]
    Keywords : conventional farmers; good farmer; cultural capital; sustainable agriculture; agroecology;

    Abstract : Conventional agriculture is unsustainable on several levels and therefore a change has to take place. This study focuses on the central ’good farmer’ values of conventional farmers and how these values affect the path to a sustainable agriculture. READ MORE

  4. 4. Agroecology: an assessment of Campi Aperti transformative potential

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Giulia Rossi; [2022]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development; Agroecology; Transformability; Food System;

    Abstract : Food systems are central to human well-being and development. Nevertheless, they also represent a significant source of environmental and social negative impacts. Additionally, the recent and multiple disruptions, like the coronavirus pandemic and the Ukraine war, have demonstrated that the systems are unprepared to face unforeseen shocks. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sustainable intensification and agroecology : transitioning towards sustainable agriculture

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

    Author : Lukas Wohnhas; [2022]
    Keywords : 10 elements of agroecology; 13 agroecological principles; agriculture; agroecology; sustainable intensification; transition;

    Abstract : Agroecology and sustainable intensification are presented by their respective proponents as solutions to improve the sustainability of agricultural production. The present research investigates the similarities and differences of the two approaches and their potential to contribute to sustainable development in praxis. READ MORE