Essays about: "agroecology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 40 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. 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

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. Exploring Agroecology : agroecology, urban agriculture and farming in secluded areas

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

    Author : Sixten Lundqvist; [2018]
    Keywords : agroecology; urban farming; localization; nutrients; farming systems; farming strategies; permaculture;

    Abstract : Agroecology, due to its framework and prerequisites, is a limited set of principles with lacking flexibility. Its objective is to create fairer food networks, that are sustainable, on a global scale yet it is seldom seen in practice. Its unconventional means are not convincing enough to engage larger amounts of people who partake in agriculture. READ MORE

  5. 5. Agroecological analysis of Maldivian agricultural system to improve nutrient management

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

    Author : Gasith Mohamed; [2018]
    Keywords : Agroecology; Maldives; Nutrient management; Systems analysis; SAFA analysis;

    Abstract : An agroecological analysis with focus on nutrient management was carried out for the farming systems of Northern Maldives using ‘Peanut model’- agroecosystem analysis framework described by Bawden et al (1986). Even though much of the practices are similar throughout the country, the focus of the study was on the farming activities of inhabited islands in northern region. READ MORE