Essays about: "alternative agricultural practices"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 26 essays containing the words alternative agricultural practices.

  1. 1. Grassroots Initiatives for Urban Sustainability Transition: A Case Study of Urban Farming Projects in Informal Settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Margarita Oja Da Silva; [2023]
    Keywords : Global South; Grassroots Initiatives; Informal Settlements; Sustainability Transition; Sustainable Development; Urban Farming;

    Abstract : Cities in the Global South are undergoing rapid urbanization, where a high percentage of the urban poor live in informal settlements that lack basic services, are associated with unemployment, low-income levels, and insecurity. The impacts of climate change, intensive agricultural practices, and highly globalized food systems pose challenges to food security. READ MORE

  2. 2. Characterization of Compost from Reusable Industrial Streams: : physical, Nutrient, and Microbial Properties

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

    Author : Ellen Ek Moreau; [2023]
    Keywords : Spent mushroom compost; apple orchard waste; soil amendment; compost optimization; circular agriculture;

    Abstract : The increasing global population, combined with soil degradation, poses challenges to food security, and raises concerns about the excessive and long-term use of conventional fertilizers. Evaluating sustainable alternative by-products for their soil-improving properties could offer a potential solution, particularly for Swedish fruit producers who can tap into local waste streams as a circular source of plant nutrients. READ MORE

  3. 3. Potential Silvoarable Agroforestry Regions for Corylus avellana and Juglans regia in Scania, Sweden

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Isabella Svensson; [2023]
    Keywords : Silvoarable agroforestry; Corylus avellana; Juglans regia; Suitability assessment; Scania; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Conventional agriculture in Sweden is facing challenges with low resilience to a changing climate and decreased biodiversity. Silvoarable agroforestry is an alternative land use practice that contain a woody perennial and crop in the same field. READ MORE

  4. 4. 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

  5. 5. Regenerative agriculture : a contested open moment

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

    Author : Rickard Hedling; [2022]
    Keywords : regenerative agriculture; alternative food networks; food sovereignty; political ecology; discourse food systems;

    Abstract : Agriculture is both heavily impacted by climate change and responsible for greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change. Transitioning towards more sustainable agricultural practices is therefore imperative and requires new ways of thinking about agricultural knowledge and technologies. READ MORE